If you’re looking for a fantastic place to spend the school holidays, whether it’s a day trip or longer stay, Somerset is the perfect destination.
We know it’s a bit chilly, but as the sun rises each day the weather is perfect for getting the family outdoors and into nature.
Check out the Somerset Winter School Holiday Program for a list of free or low-cost activities your child can participate in. Activities range from athletics, kids boot camp and soccer to lego, beginners ukulele, storytime, discos and more.
We have plenty of recreational trails suitable for people of all ages. Download a copy of our visitor guide here and check out pages 30 to 35 for more details.
WHERE TO STAY
Neurum Creek Bush Retreat
For a family and pet friendly camping experience, try Neurum Creek Bush Retreat. Visit their website for a list of kid friendly activities held all year round.
268 Rasmussen Road, Neurum Queensland 4514
1300 733 901
Neurum Creek Bush Retreat website
Travel from Brisbane CBD – 1 hour 21 minutes
Hollow Log Country Retreat and Koala Sanctuary
With a tranquil bushland setting and stunning mountain views, this log cabin and farm stay experience is sure to impress. Kids can wander freely through the Australian native garden, observe resident, wild koalas in the garden trees, spot wallabies, rufous bettongs, bandicoots, listen to the calls of native frogs or the myriad birds. There is 160 acres of property to explore! Go bush-walking around the beautiful Mt Byron valley and visit secluded Diana’s Bath. Hand-feed cows, alpacas, sheep and a miniature horse. Collect fresh eggs daily and cuddle the hens.
878 Mt Byron Road, Mt Byron via Somerset Dam Queensland 4312
07 5426 0167
Hollow Log Country Retreat and Koala Sanctuary email
Hollow Log Country Retreat and Koala Sanctuary website
Travel from Brisbane CBD – 1 hour 33 minutes
Lake Somerset Holiday Park
Check out their website for a range of accommodation options. Kids activities include mini golf, basketball court, board games available and more.
78 Kirkleagh Road, Hazeldean Queensland 4515
1800 606 759
Lake Somerset Holiday Park email
Lake Somerset Holiday Park website
Travel from Brisbane CBD – 1 hour 39 minutes
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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
Speak to the friendly volunteers at one of our visitor information centres.
Esk Visitor Information Centre
82 Ipswich Street, Esk Queensland 4312
(07) 5424 2923
Fernvale Visitor Information Centre
1483 Brisbane Valley, Fernvale Queensland 4306
(07) 5427 0200
Kilcoy Visitor Information Centre
41 Hope Street, Kilcoy Queensland 4515
(07) 5422 0440
Toogoolawah Visitor Information Centre
29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah Queensland 4313
(07) 5423 1036