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Esk - Cities, Towns and Localities
History abounds around this small gracious town located 70 km from Ipswich and around 100 km from Brisbane. The area is home to several historic homes such as the Caboonbah Homestead and the Wivenhoe Homestead, the town itself has some fabulous examples of Queensland architecture preserved in all its glory.

Fishing is a popular pastime in the area with 3 lakes to try your hand, Lake Wivenhoe, Lake Somerset, and Lake Atkinson, camping is permitted at all three locations. For day trippers picnic facilities are provided. Other activities at the lakes are bird watching and water skiing.

The area is also home to many deer in fact the former shire council’s logo is of a deer. Queen Victoria gave the Deer to the Acclimatisation Society of Queensland as a present in 1873 when two stags and 4 kinds were released at Scrub Creek on Cressbrook Station. The deer originally came from Windsor Great Park in England.

Today the deer have swelled in numbers and roam the Brisbane Valley, home of Esk and the Mary Valley Ranges.

There are many hotels, B&B’s, art and craft shops, caravan parks, cafes and more to experience in this delightful rural area so close to the main population centres of Queensland.

Check out our listing of Esk accommodation and Brisbane Valley accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Esk Visitor Information Centre
82 Ipswich Street
ESK QLD 4312
Ph: 07 5424 2923
Fax: 07 5424 2956

Valley of the Lakes - Brisbane Valley Tourism Association

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Esk Attractions
Bellevue Homestead
• Bellevue Homestead is a rambling timber homestead built in the 1870’s. During the 1893 floods the earth walls of the homestead were swept away leaving only the timber frame. The walls were then relined with timber boards and wallpaper. The original wallpaper still exists today. The house has been added to over the years in a casual and often picturesque manner.
Caboonbah Homestead
• This is the original home of Henry Plantagenet Somerset and his wife, Katharine Rose. Due to his warnings of the disastrous 1893 floods, Henry played an extremely important role in future flood warning schemes for Brisbane.
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Esk Events • Queensland Events
Esk Saturday Markets
• Highland St, ESK QLD • Ph: 07 5423 0221
• Held weekly on the Saturday - 7 am to 12 pm
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Esk Cafes, Restaurants and Eateries
Esk Lar’s Restaurant Cafe & Bar
• 212 Ipswich St, ESK QLD 4312 • Ph: 07 5424 2424 • Mobile: 0409 721 908 • Email
• Restaurant Cafe & Bar. Open every day (except Tuesday) 10am to 4pm Restaurant Saturday evenings from 5pm. Beautifully restored 1800 circa Queenslander built in the 1800’s by Pioneer Lars Andersen. Alfresco or indoor dining over looking Mt Glen Rock. We offer a menu with European flavours using regional cuisine. Fully licensed.
Sticky Fingers Restaurant
• 2 Highland St, ESK QLD 4312 • Ph: 07 5424 1677 • Email
• Sticky Fingers Restaurant is part of the Esk Wivenhoe Motor Inn and is open to the public nightly and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We offer a vast menu with consistent quality every day. All meals, cakes and slices are prepared and cooked on premises with only quality ingredients being used. Gluten free and Vegetarian options are always available.
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