About SEQ Lakeside Escapes

Enjoy an exciting thrill or a
relaxed escape in nature

Lake Wivenhoe and Lake Somerset are located in the valley of the Lakes to the West of Greater Brisbane. They are popular destinations for the locals which take great pleasure in showing these beautiful locations to our interstate and overseas visitors.

Koalas are regularly spotted in the trees of the campgrounds. They are quite mobile and breeding season is from August to January with the youngs emerging about 7 months later.

Kangaroos can be seen resting in the shade of the trees throughout the day or lounging along the shoreline.

Wake up to the laughter of the Kookaburras.

There are plenty photo opportunities to capture our native animals in their natural habitat.

SEQ Lakeside Escapes offer the option of staying at either Somerset Camp grounds or Captain Logan & Lumley Hill at Lake Wivenhoe.
Both offer unique experiences:

Somerset Park Campground is nestled at the foothills of Somerset Village. The grounds are at the banks of the Stanley River which is dammed by Wivenhoe Dam – just below the Somerset Dam wall. Access to Lake Somerset is via the “Spit” which is located 2 km up the road and offers public boat launch facilities.

Somerset Park is a very tranquil location during the week with large gum trees offering shade and lush green lawns year round; on the weekends it is very popular with powerboaties for watersking or wakeboarding and jetskiers.

Lake Somerset is also famous for its fishing grounds. Each year, there are National competitions for Yellowbelly and Bass fishung on Lake Somerset. Redclaws as big as Lobsters are caught here regularly.

Captain Logan and Lumley Hill at Lake Wivenhoe are situated between Fernval and Esk.
There is a public boat ramp at the Day Use Area next to the Camp Grounds.

Captain Logan and Lumley Hill at Lake Wivenhoe are situated between Fernval and Esk.
There is a public boat ramp at the Day Use Area next to the Camp Grounds.

A Great range of recreational activities is available:

  • Camping
  • Caravan access with powered sites
  • Barbecuing and picknicking
  • Boating – powered and non powered (powered boats need boating permit which is available at the office)
  • Model boating (outside designated swimming areas)
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing (permit required if >18 years of age)
  • Sailing, swimming, walking
  • Boat rental available soon (pedal boats, canoes, kayaks)
  • Firewood and ice available at the office