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Late Afternoon at Atkinsons Dam

Atkinsons Dam

Atkinsons Dam is a great place to visit for all types of water activities including fishing, sailing, water skiing or just sitting back and relaxing. There is a day area including barbeques and shelter sheds  available and caravan  parks including Atkinson Dam Cabin Village & Shoreline Camping close by  for longer vists.


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Wivenhoe Dam Cormorant Bay

Wivenhoe Dam

Come and visit Lake Wivenhoe for a wide range of  activities. The Lake at over twice the size of Sydney Harbour offers spectacular views.

 Day areas at Cormorant Bay, Spillway common  and Logans Inlet are available for picnics, barbecues, walking or just taking in the sights.
Camping is available at Captain Logan Camp and Lumley Hill. Boating  with non-powered craft and fishing  are popular pastimes here  though permits are required.

SEQ Water have an information centre  near the end of the Dam wall  and boating and fishing permits are available here as well as at other Visitor Information Centres in the Region.


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Somerset Dam

Somerset Dam

The place for the boating, fishing and waterskiing enthusiast to visit. Powered Craft are permitted on Lake Somerset and it is a very popular area especially over holiday times.

Click for more information on Somerset Dam

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Fernvale Park Parks in Somerset Region

Parks and Recreational areas

Parks and Recreational areas abound throughout the Somerset Region.

For details of the parks and recreational areas in and around the towns in the Region click on this link.
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Brisbane River at Lowood

Brisbane River

The headwater country in the mountains around Colinton, Harlin, Linville and Moore is the start of the Brisbane River. The river flows down into Wivenhoe Dam and from there to Lowood and Fernvale as it makes its way toward Brisbane.

Lowood Bend, Twin Bridges and Savages Crossing are popular areas for swimming, fishing and canoeing with Canoe Clubs holding races from the Spillway Common at Wivenhoe Dam to Twin Bridges, Savages Crossing and beyond.
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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Logo

Rail Trail

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is recycling the old Brisbane Valley  rail line into  a trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and  provides the opportunity to experience the history and landscape of the Region.

Following the January 2011 floods the sections of the trail currently open are:

Fernvale to Lowood 8km

Esk to Toogoolawah 19km

Moore to Linville 7km

Linville to Blackbutt 23km

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Website

Facebook Page for Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Blackbutt to Linville eNewsletter No 1

Blackbutt to Linville eNewsletter No 2

Moore to Blackbutt eNewsletter No 3
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Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail Logo

Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails

Enjoy and Explore the diverse heritage of the Brisbane Valley.
Follow the paths of early pioneers who set up supply routes in the Brisbane Valley as well as visiting heritage buildings and sites throughout the Region.
Brochures on the trails are available at the Visitor Information Centres in the  Somerset Region.

Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Website
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