5 Fun Free Activities in Somerset

They say the best things in life are free, so put your wallets away and enjoy these 5 Fun Free Activities in Somerset.

Located in the heart of Southern Queensland Country, Somerset is just one hour from Brisbane, the gateway to Toowoomba and on the doorstep of the Sunshine Coast. With more than 5,000km2 of countryside rich in lakes and landscapes, it’s surprising to learn that you don’t need to spend a dollar to enjoy the best of Somerset. With a range of free rest areas and activities on offer, there’s no time like the present to head to Somerset and enjoy some free time on us!

#1 Stay for Free!

Travelling in a self-contained recreational vehicle? Somerset has you covered with 8 free overnight rest areas conveniently located around the region. Park up and stay for free, for up to 20 hours at one of these fabulous, scenic spots.

  • Dundas – Wivenhoe-Somerset Road, Dundas
  • Fernvale – Geoff Fisher Bridge, Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale
  • Harlin – Simeon Lord Park, Brisbane Valley Highway, Harlin
  • Kilcoy – South end of Seib Street, Kilcoy
  • Linville – Linville Railway Park, George Street, Linville
  • Moore – Moore Stanley Gates Park, Main Street, Moore
  • Toogoolawah – Gardener Street, Toogoolawah
  • Toogoolawah – Poll Crandell Park, Brisbane Valley Highway, Toogoolawah  
Toogoolawah -Poll Crandell Park

#2 Art Gallery Trail

Experience creativity and explore the galleries of Somerset with this free Somerset Art Gallery Trail. Brimming with traditional oil paintings, creative fabric crafts, sculptures, photography and modern impressionist pieces, the Somerset Art Gallery Trail is a great way to fill your creative cup without burning a hole in your pocket.

#3 The Condensery | Somerset Regional Art Gallery

The Condensery | Somerset Regional Art Gallery in Toogoolawah is a unique cultural precinct, formerly home to the Nestlé condensed milk factory packing facility. Admission to this state-of-the-art regional gallery is free and with a rolling array of exhibitions, it’s a bucket list experience for the creative and curious.

The Condensery | Somerset Regional Art Gallery

#4 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Who would have thought that you could explore Australia’s longest recreational rail trail, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail for free? Bring your own gear and hike, cycle or horse-ride this epic 161km trail through the great outdoors of Somerset.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

#5 Wivenhoe Hill Trails

Explore the beauty of the great outdoors for free at the Wivenhoe Hill Trails, a collection of recreational trails purpose built for hikers, cyclists and horse-riders. Located on the banks of the expansive waters of Lake Wivenhoe, the trails are dotted with native flora and fauna, and is perfect spot to get back to nature.

Wivenhoe Hill Trails

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