Somerset Dam is just over and an hour and a half inland from the Sunshine Coast and provides the perfect day (or even weekend) destination.
It was built for water supply as well as flood control back in 1959. Today it’s still that, in fact one of Brisbane’s most important water catchments, and also a great boating and recreation spot.
You don’t need a permit to head out here with your boat but if you’re around the northern end of the lake, there is a six-knot speed limit in place.
One of the beauties of Lake Somerset is its sheltered location. If there’s wind, the waters are still pretty calm so it’s perfect for on-water activities, both motorised and non-motorised.
The fishing’s not bad either. Somerset is stocked with Australian bass, golden perch, silver perch and Saratoga. You will need a fishing permit to fish on Somerset which can be obtained via the fisheries website.
If you are keen to stay awhile, there are accommodation and camping sites via NRMA Parks and Resorts, plus plenty of picnic and barbecue spots. The kids will be kept happy too as there’s a great playground and mini-golf.
With boating and camping gear getting more and more advanced and in turn expensive, theft is on the rise so there’s no better time to look into securing all your gear.
Kovix Australia brings a new kind of lock on the scene. Fitted with a motion sensor and in-built alarm, it’s a great solution for securing just about anything on your campsite.
There are locks for the caravan, boat, tent, trailer, fridge, jet ski and just about anything else.