Need some time away? What better place to start exploring than the largest lake in South East Queensland! We’re talking about Wivenhoe, with its many recreation areas including Logan’s Inlet and Cormorant Bay. Enjoy private camping, barbeques, swimming, kayaking, fishing with a permit, and public parks, all with the gorgeous views of this freshwater lake as your backdrop.
Head out from Brisbane along Mt Nebo Road, or Mt Glorious Road for truly spectacular mountain drives through the D’aguilar National Park. The easier route is via Ipswich through a lovely little township called Fernvale. With so many places to explore, you’ll need to allow yourself three or four nights of camping, if you wish to visit some local Somerset areas for country charm exploration.
EXPLORATION OF THE SOMERSET VALLEY
The Rail Trail has well preserved former railway stations, and as the route is so long you may want to check out some history near the Fernvale or Lowood townships. Historical Esk is not far away, and there you will find buildings of significance; the Nash Gallery and lovely churches. For a challenge within this region – see if you can discover the Yowie! The country driving is very scenic, with the townships within easy reach of one another. Spend a little time away from the coast, at this great area of inland South East Queensland.
Camping at Lake Wivenhoe is very peaceful and friendly, with sites available right on the water’s edge. Campfires are allowed, and you’ll enjoy some family time away without having to drive for hours to get to a special destination. Drive the whole loop of the lakes, with great vantage points to take photos. Make some memories in the Great Outdoors of Australia.