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Located in the heart of Southern Queensland Country, Somerset is the perfect spot for a family getaway. Just one hour from Brisbane, the gateway to Toowoomba and on the doorstep of the Sunshine Coast, you don’t have to travel far for a weekend of family fun in Somerset! Switch off from technology and get back to nature together with one of these Top 5 Family Friendly Activities in Somerset.

1. Walk With a Llama

Get the kids off their screens and back to nature with a llama walk along Australia’s longest recreational rail trail, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Let the Ottaba Llamas be your guide as you mosey down the trail with your new-found llama friends. Their soft, gentle and affectionate nature are guaranteed to win the hearts of kids and adults alike.

Young girl holding lead of llama.

Ottaba Llamas, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Somerset Region

2. Yowie Hunting in Kilcoy

Head to Kilcoy and take the kids on a Yowie hunt around Yowie Park. Take a family snap at the Yowie statue and grab a refreshing brew at the Yowie Coffee van while the kids burn off some steam in the playground. Before you go, check out the Kilcoy Craft Market and pick up some home-made sweet treats for the car ride home.

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3. Get Creative at The Condensery

Visit The Condensery I Somerset Regional Art Gallery. With changing exhibitions, modern art and a range of kids craft activities and events, there’s something for the whole family at The Condensery.

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4. Sweeten your Stay at Sister Bake Co

Satisfy your sweet-toothed sweethearts with some home-made fudge and goodies from Sister Bake Co at Toogoolawah. Hand made with love in Toogoolawah, this is old fashioned fudge for a bold new world. Using only the highest quality Australian ingredients it’s no wonder Sister Bake Co, hits the sweet spot for both kids and adults alike.

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5. Explore the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Get the kids out and active along Australia’s longest recreational rail trail, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Hire a bike from Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Cycles or bring your own. Saddle up for a trail ride with Nash Horse Trekking or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the trail. Whatever your mode of choice is, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is the perfect spot to get back to nature and reconnect with your family in the great outdoors.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Southern Queensland Country Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways that run through these regions. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.