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Local Attractions Esk & Surrounds

WIVENHOE DAM

 

Open By Appointment Only

3709 Gatton Road, Esk

07 5424 1146 | 0418 758 713

 

Fishing (Catch, Kiss & Release) Fishing gear supplied.

Guided tours, meet and feed the animals, photos with the animals, egg artistry and craft displays.

SOMMERSET DAM

 

Somerset Area

Esk-Kilcoy Road

1800 771 497

 

Somerset dam is 30km north-east of Esk, 115 km north-west of Brisbane in the Somerset Region and 80 kilometres north of Ipswich and is a popular recreational boating, water sport and fishing destination.

 

There are boat ramps at 3 locations across the lake, The Spit, Kirkleagh and Westvale Road. The Spit and Kirkleagh also have designated swimming areas, picnic and barbecue facilities.Somerset is a gated dam, allowing SEQ Water to make controlled water releases during times of heavy rain.

BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL

 

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is 162 kilometres of completed recreational trail that follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced construction at Wulkuraka near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman in 1913.

 

Connecting urban towns and villages, native bushland, farming country and plantation forests, the trail enables cyclists, horse riders and bush walkers and bike riders to experience the history and rugged landscape of the Somerset and South Burnett regions up close and personal at a human pace.

 

Being on the old railway line, the BVRT provides an easy climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight camping or longer-term adventures.

 

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

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SOMERSET BOAT HIRE

 

78 Kirkleigh Road, Hazeldean

ph: 0413 344 462 - Robbie

ph: 0409 699 878- Andrew

 

Tackle shop located on the shores of Somerset Dam.

 

We have boats available for hire 7 days a week by appointment only.  They are equipped with fuel, Lowrance sounders and safety gear.

 

Somerset Boat Hire

OTTABA LLAMA WALKS

Brisbane Valley Highway

Ottaba, QLD 4313

ph: 0407 165 100

 

Ottaba Llama Walks has scoped out some of the finest walking tracks in the Brisbane Valley region. The terrain is mostly flat on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, so no special level of fitness is required to participate in our tours.

 

They offer; A 2/3km Walk along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail plus Farm Visit or  Winery Walk at the Winery followed by wine tasting & nibbles or a Farm visit with all our animals.

 

Llama encounters are available by appointment. Call Ottaba Llama Walks  to book your llama experience!

Ottaba Llama Walks

HEARTLAND HEAVY HORSE

 

152 Esk-Hampton Road, Esk

ph: (07) 5424 1261

 

Heartland Heavy Horses offer horse drawn wagon trail ride tours, with their team of beautiful grey Percheron geldings and Clydesdale mares, along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

 

You will also enjoy a traditional picnic lunch, cool drinks and good company.

 

Heartland Heavy Horses

SKYDIVE RAMBLERS

 

7353 Brisbane Valley Hwy, Toogoolawah 4313

ph: 07 5423 1159

 

Skydive Ramblers at Toogoolawah is Queensland’s largest and longest established skydiving operation. We’ve been teaching people to jump out of aeroplanes since 1972 and taking people for tandem skydives since 1984.   With one of our highly experienced tandem skydiving instructors you can be ready to jump in just one hour! Or learn to skydive with Australia’s most experienced instructors. We offer a variety of courses, you can earn your skydiving licence in less than one week!

 

Skydive Ramblers

SOMERSET WINE TRAIL

 

Make a day or weekend of it, with 6 main stops along the way:

  1. Winya Wines  Pick up a bottle of shiraz and some prime Angus steaks to take home.
  2. Award-winning Woongooroo Estate specialises in wine and cheese pairings – what’s not to love there?
  3. Walk through the vineyard, meet the winemakers, dine overlooking the lake at Ocean View Estates.
  4. Mount England Estate specialises in a range of wine varieties. Cellar door only opens by appointment.
  5. Bellevue Homestead  A living reminder of early days of Queensland settlement.  The adjoining vineyard is a modern addition.
  6. Springdell Wines creates plum port and liqueurs. Make an appointment to stop in and try.

29 Factory Rd, Toogoolawah.

8 Railway St, Lowood.

Esk Visitor Centre, 82 Ipswich Street

Yowie Park, 35 Hope Street, Kilcoy.

Yowie Park, Hope Street, Kilcoy.

212 Ipswich Street, Esk. (pic right)

35 Linville Road, Moore

Soldiers Memorial Hall, Main St.Nth Moore.

45 Railway Street, Lowood.

THE ART TRAIL

 

The region’s rural heritage means that the local art is rather unique in the way it presents the local landscape.

Follow the region’s art trail with stop-ins at

 

  1. The Condensery
  2. Folk Art Cooperative
  3. Glen Rock Gallery
  4. Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery
  5. Kilcoy Craft Cottage
  6. Nash Gallery and Cafe
  7. Old Church Gallery Moore
  8. Supper Room Gallery
  9. The Open Door Gallery

ESK RACE TRACK

 

Lot 17 Esk-Hampton Road,

Esk QLD 4312

 (07) 5424 1859

(07) 5424 1397

 

Come and enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the Esk Country Race Track.

 

Call us for Race meeting times, prize money and feature race events.

 

Esk Jockey Club

ESK COUNTRY GOLF CLUB

 

152 Esk-Hampton Road,

Esk QLD 4312

ph: (07) 5424 1261

 

The Club House is licensed, Air-Conditioned and EFTPOS is available.

 

Carts & Clubs available for hire. Closed Mondays.

 

For up to date information regarding membership, visitor and green fees, be sure to check on the Esk Country Golf Club web site.

 

http://www.eskgolfclub.com

OUT THERE CYCLING

 

Open By Appointment Only

 7805 Brisbane Valley Hwy, Braemore

 0466 306 371

 

Getting People of all Abilities Out and About on Their Bike.

We live in a beautiful part of the world…. Let’s see it together… On 2 Wheels!

 

Join us for an adventure packed, social day

on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail or another

of our rides.

 

We welcome any fitness level or age. Get in

 touch if you’re not sure which ride is best

suited to you.

  • BVRT KKRT Shuttle Bus
  • Cycling Tours
  • Adaptive Cycling
  • Bike Hire, Bike Servicing
  • Trails-side Assist
  • Store

ONE TREE CANOES

 

128 Fielding Road,

Vernor QLD

Dan: 0420 001 646

 

Classic Australian Made Canoes ` HIRES & TOURS

 

We are canoe builders and paddlers who create beautiful Australian made canoes.  We pride ourselves on making canoes that encourage people to get out on the water.

 

We are based between Fernvale and Lowood on the Brisbane River and have direct access to the water for test paddles or hires.  We also offer a pick and drop option locally on Wivenhoe Dam, Brisbane and Bremer Rivers.

BRISBANE VALLEY OSTRICH & FISH FARM

 

Open By Appointment Only

 3709 Gatton Road, Esk

 07 5424 1146 | 0418 758 713

 

Set on 100 acres about 10 minutes’ drive from Esk, the Brisbane Valley Ostrich and Fish Farm is home to animals galore: emus, black swan, geese, guinea fowl, ducks, the odd koala and of course, fish and ostriches.

 

Spend the day getting to know the animals, have your photo taken and maybe even try your hand at reeling in a fish. Fishing is Catch, Kiss & Release and Fishing gear supplied.

 

Guided tours, meet and feed the animals, photos with the animals, egg artistry and craft displays

Day Trips

 

 

 

 

 

Local Eatery's

CROWS NEST NATIONAL PARK MAP

RAVENSBOURNE NATIONAL PARK MAP

NASH’S GALLERY AND CAFE

Open 7 Days - 8am to 5pm

212 Ipswich St, Esk

PH: 07 5424 2424

 

Delicious Food, Unique Pottery, Fine Art, Flower Essences.

 

Nash Gallery and Cafe is a feast for the senses. Established in the main street of Esk in historic Lars Anderson house we combine our two passions - making hand thrown crystalline pottery and creating tasty food filled with fresh herbs & local produce. So come in, stay awhile and discover unique artwork, hand made gifts and the special healing power of flowers bottled by One Garden Essences.

 

We're open for breakfast, lunch and sweet-in-betweens. We also cater for special dietary needs. And our menu is constantly changing with the seasons. Easy disability access and our lawns are pet friendly.

GRAND HOTEL

Open 7 Days

121 Ipswich Road, Esk.

PH: 07 5424 1141

 

Monday to Thursday - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday - 10:00 am to 12:00 am

Sunday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

RED CAFE open

Monday to Friday

  • Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Dinner: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday

  • Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Dinner: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Sunday - Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

ESK BOWLS CLUB

Hampton Road, Esk.

PH: 07 5424 1213

 

Club Open:

 

 

 

 

 

Dining Room Open Fridays and Saturdays 6pm to 8pm

 

A friendly, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Licensed Bar, Pokies, Meals, Functions. Bookings are Recommended.

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

12pm to 5pm

12pm to 5pm

12pm to 10pm

10am to 10pm

  9am to 5pm

(Times May Vary)

JULIES AT THE RECTORY

Open 7 Days

85 Ipswich Street, ESK

PH: 07 5424 2883

 

Friendly staff, fabulous setting and a heavenly food experience.

 

  • Gourmet Cafe with Alfresco Dining.
  • Functions (2-60 persons)
  • High Tea
  • Catering available (bookings essential)

 

Open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

RED DEAR CAFE

Open 7 Days

160 Ipswich Street, ESK

PH: 07 5424 2635

Mob: 0423 555 054

 

Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Catering for groups. Child Friendly environment Outdoor Seating. Reservations, Take away or Walk-ins welcome.

 

  • Monday - Thursday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

ESKAPE CAFE

Open 7 Days

111 Ipswich Street, ESK

PH: 07 5424 2089

 

Great service, great coffee and wonderful baked goods, definitely one to visit. Take away or Walk-ins welcome.

 

  • Monday:  8:45 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:45 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:45 am - 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 8:45 am - 8:00 pm

ENIGMAS CAFE RESTAURANT

Open 7 Days

Shop 1/137 Ipswich Street, ESK

PH: 07 5424 1415

 

Family friendly, Pet friendly cafe, with fabulous food and great staff. Made fresh daily; Sandwiches, wraps, salad plates. Dine in or Take Away.

 

Open for breakfast and Lunch.

 

  • Monday - Friday: 5:00 am
  • Saturday - Sunday: 6:00 am

ESK BAKERY AND RESTAURANT

Open 7 Days

156 Ipswich Street, ESK

PH: 07 5424 1652

 

Fresh baked bread, Pies, Scones, Fresh Sandwiches and coffee.

 

Open for breakfast and Lunch.

 

  • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

ESK THAI RESTAURANT

Open 7 Days

156 Ipswich Street, ESK

PH: 07 5424 1652

 

Great Food, Great Service.

Dine in or Take Away.

 

  • Monday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday - Sunday
  • Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Phone orders welcome.

ESK CLUB HOTEL

Open 7 Days

225 Ipswich Street, ESK

PH: 07 5424 1690

 

Friendly Service and good food.. Dine in or Take Away.

 

  • 7 days : 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Lunch:
  • Dinner:

 

Street or Lot parking available.

Phone orders welcome.

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ESK CARAVAN PARK & BVRT MOTEL 16 Hassall Street ESK QLD 4312 Phone : (07) 5424 1466
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