Experience Somerset tourism

Somerset Regional Council’s experience Somerset team with Queensland Country Tourism CEO Peter Homan at the Condensery on 15 May. Picture: JESSE HAMILTON

On the night of 15 May, the Condensery in Toogoolawah hosted the launch of the 2024-2025 edition of the Experience Somerset Visitor Guide.

The tourism event attracted tourism operators from across the region and also launched Somerset’s new destination video and updated tourism website. 

Queensland Country Tourism CEO Peter Homan, who was the keynote speaker on the night, said the guide perfectly highlights the region’s many great assets for both locals and visitors.

“It’s a fabulous new guide used for both bringing people in the region and for locals to give them inspiration and information highlighting the area from the great accommodation to the many walking trails,” he said.

“I’m really excited about the canoe trail, I’ve never seen one before.” 

Mr Homan said the guide shows excellent attention to the Brisbane Valley Rail, which attracts 400,000 visitors annually and is Australia’s longest rail trail.

Esk Caravan Park Queensland business development manager Abraham Cox attended the night and said the guide is an excellent starting point for people navigating the region.

“It’s a big opportunity for a lot of our customers and visitors who come to the Somerset region,” he said.

“They want to know what to do, so we are pushing many of these brochures out.

Esk Caravan Park won silver in the Caravan and Holiday Park category at the 2023 Queensland Tourism Industry Council Awards.