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Lake Somerset Holiday Park
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We stayed in safari tent 1 and had an amazing time! We arrived Friday night and left on the Sunday afternoon and loved it. The safari tent area is for the occupants of the 4 safari tents only which means no one can camp in front of you and you wake up to a spectacular view of the lake and have your own BBQ area away from the main amenities. Picnic tables aplenty, boat ramp right next door to launch. Amenities block close by. Safari tents and grounds very clean and tidy.

Pro's:

- Safari tent bed incredibly comfortable with and AMAZING view when you wake up in the morning!
- Very clean and tidy, cups, kettle, fridge with mini freezer, doona's, pillows etc
- Seriously great location. Safari tent 1 is located next to the boat ramp which is busy in the morning but we were awake anyway and had mid afternoon naps with very little noise drama
- Fire drum right in front of tent
- Completely uninterrupted view of the lake from the tent and balcony
- Plenty of space inside
- Amenities clean and tidy. Toilets always stocked with paper and hand soap.
- FREE HOT SHOWERS!!!
- BBQ areas we noticed seemed to get cleaned every night or morning so every time we went there it was clean.
- Friendly staff

Handy points:

- Bins are only located at the front entrance a few minutes walk away so nowhere to place rubbish
- Not all amenity blocks open during off peak
- Firewood a bit pricey, $15 a bag which will only last a few hours so suggest you bring your own

Room Tip: Safari tent one is lovely, the noise does not travel from the very busy tent and powered sites.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank AL H
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Camped here for a few days beside the water. Great place to stay when its off-season. Some great camp sites available for tents and campers not requiring a powered site. Fantastic views and you can camp up on the hill or right beside the water. Some sites are grassy, others more dirt. Need to be careful after a bit of rain as some areas seemed quite boggy.
The areas set up for caravans seemed quite crowded and no seclusion at all, with others walking past all day/night to get to toilet facilities.
Toilet and shower facilities were clean and well maintained - although not all the toilet blocks were open as it was low-season.
Need to bring your own fire pit for camping - although there are a few available (not advertised)which you can use if they're not already taken. Fire wood is available for purchase, but its quite expensive at $15 a bag.
From within the park its simple to launch a boat or kayak, which is a big bonus for water sport lovers.
I would stay here again, but again only in low season as I prefer quite camping away from crowds.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed in a lovely cabin on the Lake for the Queen's birthday long weekend in June. Our family and friends were camping but my husband and I opted for a cabin and really loved it. This was our first visit to Lake Somerset and our cabin had views over the lake to the mountains. It was very well appointed, clean and tidy and looked reasonably new. It was cold and a bit wet over the weekend but we were warm and cozy in our cabin with reverse cycle air con. We had not used the BBQ's which were close to our cabin as they were in use during the first 2 nights but we decided to cook on our last night as most of the people had left but the BBQ was dirty. I called the office and they had someone come and clean it very quickly so we would give 5 stars for that service. The only thing to mention is there was no recycle bins so bottles, etc were all put in the same bins. As it was a long weekend with lots of campers there must have been a lot of bottles that could have been recycled. Maybe the region does not have this type of recycling which is a shame. We are hoping to return to the park and would recommend it as it is really lovely and peaceful.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank BrisbaneCazza
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Our family went there recently and tried out the new permanent safari tents. They are definately the way to go as I hate having to put up a tent.There is a comfy double bed and bunks with bedding so don't have to sleep on noisy air mattresses. Also comes with a bar fridge which is handy. Discovered that during rain the veranda isn't waterproof as it is only covered by shadesail so it's best to take extra cover if you want to avoid being cramped in the tent. The tents are spread out over a big area so even in peak season, you wont be squashed in. And the views of the lake are lovely. We were able to hand feed the possums that came out at night so they are very used to people. The putt putt looked great but we didn't play because of the rain. The facilities are well maintained and clean. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Paula C
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

I supported someone with a disability for the weekend and stayed in one of the cabins. The cabin was of exceptional standard with ramp access and easy accessible bathroom, bedroom, kitchen etc. It had fantastic views of the water from the balcony which was enjoyed by all. It was nice that even though we were in a cabin there were fire pits in front so we could enjoy the camp fire experience as well. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Although it rained more than we anticipated we still got to enjoy the park and it's surrounds and views. Would definitely recommend the park to anyone wanting somewhere to stay in accommodation whilst accompanying someone with a disability or any of the other cabins .. as for camping I didn't actually experience it but there were plenty of people camping, caravaning, motor homing etc.. that weekend and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves. We spoke to several people who were very happy with the park.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

A little pricey. Nice enough campground but there were no garbage cans near the community kitchen so people left bags of garbage or threw items on the ground in the surrounding area. Fridge was dirty, stove top, toaster and cooking bay were not working. Regular maintenance? Needs some sand around the swim areas. Lovely oval for families to play cricket. The free putt-putt golf was fun and the campground is very large.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Deen12B
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

On the last night of our motorhome holiday we decided to visit Lake Somerset and was looking forward to it as the weather was perfect. Although it was possibly a great place for camping - the powered sites are awful and overpriced at peak time - $50! Mainly because they are smack in the middle of a whole pile of busy dusty roads and there isn't a lot of choice. Plus, if you happen to cop the one on the corner you may as well have stopped at Archerfield speedway - every time a car went past we copped a face full of dust. No one does the speed limit, which was scary as there were lots of small kids on bikes, how one wasn't hit I have no idea. It seems the faster you can drive your boat and your car the more impressive you must be.

Best to come in the middle of winter or when the dust settles - or bring your generator and free camp.

Room Tip: Bring your generator and free camp - that way you find a nice spot without the traffic or the dust
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank gizmosis
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Additional Information about Lake Somerset Holiday Park

Address: 78 Kirkleagh Rd, Kilcoy, Queensland 4515, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Somerset > Kilcoy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Kilcoy
Price Range: $59 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Somerset Holiday Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Somerset Holiday Park is located on the shores of Lake Somerset, centrally located between Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast. It is a short 10-15 min drive south of the nearby town of Kilcoy and you can launch straight off the bank onto thousands of kilometres of pristine lake. Lake Somerset Holiday Park offers a relaxed 45 hectare family friendly environment for camping and water sports, providing camping sites, modern amenities, electric BBQs, 2 boat ramps, sporting oval and a kiosk stocking drinks, snacks, ice, gas and limited grocery items. Ideal accommodation for Lake Somerset fishing holidays or water sport getaways. Renowned for premier angling, Lake Somerset is a great place to have your next fishing holiday. The waters surrounding Somerset Dam are home to a host of fishing delights, all waiting for you to explore. Our camping and backpacker facilities and family holiday cabins cater perfectly for any type of water sports or fishing holiday in the Lake Somerset/Somerset Dam area. Lake Somerset Holiday Park's patrons are often seen undertaking water sport activities such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, flyboarding, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. ... more   less 
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