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Esk Caravan Park & Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel
Attractions

The town of Esk is located in the heart of the Somerset Region. Our guests love the country feel and hospitality of the town and exploring all there is to offer in the surrounding areas including Somerset and Wivenhoe dams and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

Local Attractions

WIVENHOE DAM

 

Open By Appointment Only

3709 Gatton Road, Esk

07 5424 1146 | 0418 758 713

 

The first access point to Wivenhoe Dam at Logans Inlet is located a short 7 min drive from Esk, on the Brisbane Valley Highway.

 

The Dam provides more than half of south east Queensland’s drinking water.  There are also day use areas at O’Shea’s Crossing, Hamon Cove, Billies Bay, Hays Landing, Cormorant Bay and Spillway Common. Designated swimming areas are located at Logan’s Inlet and Billies Bay.

 

Boating, kayaking and canoeing are popular at Lake Wivenhoe with non- motorised and restricted motorised watercraft allowed on the lake. Vessels must have low-emission engines and a limit of six knots is in place.

SOMMERSET DAM

 

Somerset Area

Esk-Kilcoy Road

1800 771 497

 

Just a short 20-minute drive north of Esk is Lake Somerset. It provides a great variety of recreational facilities, along with being a part of south east Queensland’s water grid that supplies the region’s drinking water.

 

Enjoy the day use areas at Kirkleigh, The Spit and Somerset Park. Designated swimming areas are located at Kirkleigh and The Spit.

 

Motorised and non-motorised watercraft is allowed on the lake including water skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and tubing.

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

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.

BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL

 

Now the longest rail trail in Australia, the 161 km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced construction at Wulkuraka near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman in 1913. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns.

 

With the rail trail running right through town, Esk is a great base for exploring the trail by bike, on foot or on horseback.

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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.

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!

NASH HORSE TREKKING

 

Larsens Rd, Coominya

ph: 0413 248 898

 

Nash Horse Trekking offers Trail Rides, Koala Spotting, Adventure Rides, Pack Trips, Camp Outs, Pub Rides and more, from one hour to overnight stays. There are horses suitable for all levels of riding from beginners to the more experienced, child to adult. Bring your own horse or ride one of the many versatile horses Nash Horse Trekking have on farm.

 

Having spent 2 life times honing their horsemanship skills, Shane and Carolyn Nash have built a reputable business from their passionate for horses. They love nothing more than sharing their passion with all who visit Nash Horse Trekking.

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!

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 Mem. 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

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.

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 COUNTRY GOLF CLUB

 

152 Esk-Hampton Road,

Esk QLD 4312

ph: (07) 5424 1261

 

The Club House is:

  • Licensed
  • Air-Conditioned
  • 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.

ONE TREE CANOE COMPANY

 

128 Fielding Rd, Vernor

Dan : 0424 001 646

Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm

Sat & Sun by appointment

 

Get out on the water and explore Somerset by canoe.

 

One Tree Canoe Company are canoe builders and paddlers, who also Hire canoes and run tours on the upper Brisbane River and Lake Wivenhoe.

 

Their modern canoe designs are comfortable, easy to paddle and can accommodate a solo paddler to a family of four. From a leisurely 2.5 hour paddle tour to full day canoe hire, there is something for everyone. There is also a shuttle available.

BRISBANE VALLEY HERITAGE TRAIL

 

Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Inc,

23 Miller Street, Yarraman

ph: (07) 4163 81111

 

Explore the fascinating history of the Brisbane Valley on the Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail.

SOMERSET NATURE & WILDLIFE

 

On your journey through Somerset you will notice the region is surrounded by the rugged D’Aguilar, Conondale and Great Dividing Ranges, providing a sanctuary for wildlife and the perfect place to get back to nature.

 

Somerset is home to Lakes Somerset, Wivenhoe and Atkinson, along with a range of environmental reserves, national parks and recreational trails. With these wide-ranging habitats of purpose built lakes, natural river systems, native bushland and virtually untouched wilderness areas, there is a chance for everybody to have a natural experience.

Day Trips

 

 

 

 

Local Eatery's

CROWS NEST NATIONAL PARK MAP

RAVENSBOURNE NATIONAL PARK MAP

NASH 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.

ESK 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)

RED DEER 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

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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Esk Caravan Park & Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel

Attractions

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