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Published: October 16th 2012
Camping Spot at Somerset
Lots of grassey space and generous sized sites.
Somerset Dam is about a half hour drive from Ipswich, and a little north of the Wivenhoe Dam which became famous in 2011 as it fed the Brisbane floods.
Somerset Dam is in a bushy valley that abounds in Australian wild life. Many who travel to Aus take photos of our cuddly koalas in sanctuaries, but at Somerset, with a little patience you find the dinkum thing in the wild.
In case you think the koala was at close range - he was high up the gum tree. Photos taken with a Canon SX40HS on max optical and digital zoom.
The lake and the river are good fishing spots with some other watersports also well catered for. Those with a need for speed on the water are better off at Wivenhoe Dam.
The camping ground just below the dam is clean, quiet and inexpensive, so a group from Church spent a great weekend in this lovely valley.
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