Active and Healthy Somerset
Somerset Regional Council is dedicated to improving the health and physical activity levels of the community. A number of regular Active and Healthy programs are promoted or provided, as well as services and information resources to local sporting clubs to assist them with developing and improving their services.
Active and Healthy Directory
Do you want health information to help you lead an active and healthy life?
Do you know what active and healthy activities are on in the Somerset Region?
Check out our directory that will answer both those questions. If you are a club or business who is not listed in our directory and would like to be, please contact us to find out how.
Somerset Resource Centre
A significant collection of sport, health and fitness resources and equipment is available at Somerset libraries for lending to community members. This service operates in conjunction with Council's existing library service in that any library member must comply with the conditions of lending.
Somerset libraries for lending to community members. This service operates in conjunction with Council's existing library service in that any library member must comply with the conditions of lending.
A catalogue showing the equipment available to borrow can be viewed on the Library Catalogue in the “Active & Healthy Somerset” format.
If you aren’t a Somerset Library member, join now to borrow items from the Resource Centre.
Parks and Playgrounds
The Somerset region has a large provision of parks and recreation areas for use by the public. Play in the playground, kick a footy around, go skateboarding, or shoot some hoops; the options are there for your choosing.See Council Parks to find out where to play.
Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding
There are many trails in the Somerset region where you can get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Wivenhoe Hill Trails, Conondale Range Great Walk and Bicentennial National Trail are all found within the Somerset region and offer walking, biking, horse riding and trail running.
See page 15 of the Somerset Visitor Guide (PDF) for trail information.
Water Sports and Activities
The lakes, creeks and rivers in the Somerset provide some fantastic places to enjoy the water.
Somerset Dam, Wivenhoe Dam and Atkinson Dam all provide multiple opportunities to take part in some aquatic fun. This includes boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking and sailing or simply barbequing, camping, picnicking or walking near the water. Jet skiing and waterskiing are also permitted at Somerset Dam and Atkinson Dam. seqwater, one of Australia's largest water businesses, manages the major storages in the Somerset region of Wivenhoe Dam, Lake Somerset Dam and Atkinson Dam and provide the outdoor recreation activities at these dams.
See the full range of seqwater’s recreation activities.
The Somerset region also boasts several canoe launch points and canoe trails. Somerset Regional Council has compiled the Somerset Canoe Trail Map from local enthusiasts who regularly visit our region. The areas highlighted on the map can be readily accessed and offer year round canoeing opportunities. Other areas can be explored by more experienced enthusiasts as conditions permit.