Esk Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 44 photos


Esk ? a leisurely 80 minutes drive from Brisbane is a must for anyone who loves to get outdoors.

lt is located between Wivenhoe Dam and Lake Somerset, in the "Valley of the Lakes"
Perhaps enjoy a barbie or picnic, or go canoeing, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, sailing in nearby Lake Somerset or the Wivenhoe Dam.
Plenty of Motels and campgrounds for choices of accommodation!
Once settled, what about a stroll along the main street, there are a couple of good Antique shops, arts & crafts shops, Bakery and a lot more!

This is a pretty area, and is on the Brisbane Valley tourist trail, just follow the Brown Signs.

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  • Pros:Lovely little town
  • Last visit to Esk: Jan 2015
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bbunter's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    My parents used to own land at Lowood. It would have been great if they had built a house. I would love to have lived there on the hill overlooking the Lockyer Valley. Good memories, Thank you.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    I just had to have a look at your Esk Valley - not quite the same as the Yorkshire place with that name except as a nice place to spend some time!

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Hi Dee My 3 children were born in Esk and my husband Brian was accountant for the Butter factory. A different Esk today by a long shot. Marg

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    tourism starts from home and neighbourhood. i liked reading about dams, something we don't have here in Ontario. also, great info on water capacity of the lake being greater than Sydney harbour.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Looks like there are quite a number of nice places to get away from it all here.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    very nice page with some good photos from the aussie countryside.

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