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Find calm in the chaos and #ExperienceSomerset

SOMERSET tourism operators are open for business as the region continues to rebound from the fires of late last year.

Published: 3rd February 2020

SOMERSET tourism operators are open for business as the region continues to rebound from the fires of late last year.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is Somerset’s premier attraction, stretching 161km from Wulkuraka to Yarraman.

As Australia’s longest recreational rail trail it is a mecca for mountain bikers and home to horse riders and hikers.

While major tourism operators along the trail reported a December downturn, Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann urged locals and visitors alike to experience what the region had to offer.

“There’s no denying the fires from November and December impacted our community in a number of ways,” Cr Lehmann said.

“But now, after some much needed rain, green is beginning to return to the landscape and our operators are optimistic after a couple of challenging months.

“I’d really encourage people to get out and about – the rail trail itself is dotted with cafés, pubs, bakeries, art galleries and shops and nearby accommodation ranges from camping and caravanning to hotels, motels and boutique B&Bs.

“In Somerset you can experience something for everyone – from canoeing, horse racing and fishing to skydiving, wineries and walking with lamas.”

For more on #ExperienceSomerset follow facebook.com/experiencesomerset/ and visit experiencesomerset.com.au/.

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