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Welcome to Somerset


I am pleased to invite you to visit and enjoy our friendly rural communities, our real country lifestyle and the numerous recreational opportunities that make us the place for real outdoor adventure. Although we are really close to Brisbane you will think you are a world away as you explore the villages and discover the breathtaking mountain scenery, native forests, placid waterways and our picturesque patchwork landscape.

Our region is so vast you are sure to find your own space, your own piece of quiet and your own style of adventure. Visit us for a great alternative to the hustle of the coast and enjoy quieter places to reconnect with family and friends or escape and feel like you are the only one around.

Somerset takes in the Brisbane and Stanley river catchments with meandering waterways and great lakes providing playgrounds for anglers and water sports, wilderness for camping and four wheel driving, four unique walking trails, and expansive open skies for aerial sports, skydiving and scenic flights.

Those looking for a relaxing time will find a range of eateries with good coffee, indulgent retreats, farmstays, heritage places, and hidden gems dotted all about. So drop by and stay a while and let Somerset wash away your big city blues. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you our country style.


Mayor Graeme Lehmann
Somerset Regional Council