CARAVANNING AND CAMPING
There are few pleasures greater than caravanning and camping in Somerset.
Somerset has long been a favourite for those who enjoy star lit nights and the connection to nature that only comes from escaping the city. Summer blesses the region with balmy nights, shady campsites and perfect weather for lakeside camping where you can enjoy boating and fishing in the cool fresh water of our lakes.
Winter invites crackling fires and cosy nights served with glorious days of winter sunshine. Mist in the valleys, a sparkling frost, the chance sighting of wildlife and spectacular sunrises are delights to capture and remember.
The country towns and villages are RV friendly and you will find all the facilities you could need or want on your journey through the region.
Lakes Wivenhoe, Somerset and Atkinson offer lakeside camping with excellent facilities and direct access to water, while Neurum Creek, Sandy Creek and Jimna offer excellent bush camping with access to rivers, wilderness and National Parks.
OVERNIGHT REST AREAS (20 HOURS MAXIMUM)Dundas Wivenhoe-Somerset Road Map Ref M18
Fernvale Geoffrey Fisher Bridge, Brisbane Valley Highway Map Ref M20
Harlin Simeon Lord Park, Brisbane Valley Highway Map Ref H11
Kilcoy ANZAC Park Map Ref L10
Kilcoy Seib Street Map Ref L10
Linville Linville Railway Park, George Street Map Ref G8
Moore Moore Stanley Gates Park, Main Street Map Ref G9
Toogoolawah Poll Crandell Park, Brisbane Valley Highway Map Ref H13
Toogoolawah Gardner Street Map Ref H13
DOG FRIENDLY (ON LEASH AREAS)
Atkinson Dam Holiday Park 545 Atkinson Dam Road 07 5426 4211
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail All locations 07 5424 4000
Esk Caravan Park 26 Hassall Street 07 5424 1466
Esk Motel 93 Ipswich Street 07 5424 2398
Kilcoy Showground 26 Showground Road 07 5424 4000
Lowood Showground Station Street 07 5426 1385
Neurum Creek Bush Retreat 268 Rasmussen Road 1300 733 901
Sandy Creek Camping Sandy Creek Road 07 5498 1032
Toogoolawah Showground Ivory Creek Road 0408 473 834
RV DUMP POINTS
Esk Caravan Park (fees apply) 26 Hassall Street Map Ref I16
Fernvale Clive Street Map Ref M20
Kilcoy Showground Showground Road Map Ref L10
Lowood Showground Station Street Map Ref L21
Toogoolawah Showground (fees apply) Ivory Creek Road Map Ref H13
DOG OFF LEASH AREAS
Esk Hertrich Place Esk-Hampton Road I16
Fernvale Honeywood Drive M20
Kilcoy South End of Seib Street L10
All Somerset towns welcome RV visitors and generally provide wide streets, easy traffic, free parking and shady parks to stop and refresh. Twenty-hour rest areas are located across Somerset and are conveniently located close to most towns. There are also four dump points in Somerset.
Kilcoy, Fernvale and Lowood have been accredited by the CMCA as RV Friendly Towns and offer a number of facilities to make stop-overs more enjoyable.
RV FRIENDLY TOWNS
The car park of the Fernvale Futures Complex has a dedicated RV and caravan parking area (78.1m in length and 4.1m wide). There are two entrances (northern and southern) to the car park and one exit (northern only). Large rigs (who require 35m for turn around) should enter by the southern entrance and exit by the northern entrance which means they will not need to turn around.
As the carpark is directly in front of the Fernvale Futures Complex which houses the Visitor Information Centre, the area is well sign posted along the Brisbane Valley Highway in both southerly and northerly directions. Overnight parking is available at Geoffrey Fisher Bridge, Brisbane Valley Highway.
Parking is available along Hope Street adjacent to the new Kilcoy Information Centre and the picturesque Yowie Park. There are no parking meters in Kilcoy and you will find ample parking spaces for small vehicles.
Overnight parking is available at Anzac Park and Seib Street. Long term parking (up to seven nights) is available at the Kilcoy Showgrounds for a small fee.
Parking is available at Clock Park and along Main Street, north of the supermarket which is convenient to the shopping precinct and other useful services. There are no parking meters in Lowood and you will find ample parking spaces for small vehicles.
Overnight parking is available for a small fee in the showground off Station Street.