NRMA Lake Somerset Holiday Park is in Southeast Queensland’s beautiful Valley of the Lakes. It’s not much more than an hour-and-a-half northwest of Brisbane, but the vibe is so relaxed and laid back, that it’s quite the contrast.
The park caters for couples, families and much larger groups. Those who want to go big can reserve the log cabin, which sleeps eight, and is perched in a private corner overlooking the water.
There are several lakeview two-bedroom villas that accommodate up to four. They’re roomy, fully self-contained, and their air conditioning and washing facilities are a big draw card.
The safari tents are a budget option that also sleep four guests. They’re also in a lovely location looking across the bay, but they share bathroom and catering facilities.
Visitors who are happy to BYO beds can choose between powered caravan or unpowered campsites. There is so much space and manager Kerry Beech gives campers plenty of freedom.
“In the unpowered campground we get lots of families, lots of groups, because it’s free-form camping,” Beech said. “So everyone can choose their own spots, find what suits them and set themselves up.”
Campers and caravanners have everything they could possibly need, and boaties do, too. Lake Somerset’s a very popular location for anyone into water sports.
Ryan Campbell from JSW Powersports, on the Gold Coast, is a regular visitor, who comes here to wake surf.
“There are just always so many places to go,” he said. “The water is amazing here; it’s deep, it’s fresh and we just love it out here.”
Charli Russell is a 14-year-old gun wakeboarder who loves the thrill of landing new tricks. So she appreciates the size of the impoundment, and the fact that it’s never overcrowded.
“There’s so much room and you always find good water, you don’t have to go searching for it,” she said.
Whether you want to spend your time on or off the water, NRMA Lake Somerset Holiday Park has all the facilities to make a cost-effective getaway comfortable and fun. You can even have your own campfire.