The heritage town of Esk is in the heart of the Valley of the Lakes, just 80 minutes drive from downtown Brisbane. On your arrival the options are endless, whether it's a horse ride around Lake Wivenhoe, or a camp out in the Australian bush at a stockman's camp, or canoeing down the tranquil reaches of the Brisbane River.
If adventure is what you're after, abseiling, whitewater kayaking, mountain bike riding or tandem sky diving 12,500 feet above the valley, are just the start. Take a camel to dinner, or a camel safari, or enjoy sailing on Lake Wivenhoe, water skiing on Lake Somerset and Lake Atkinson.
To unwind, visit ostrich and deer farms, craft and antique shops and galleries, or freshwater fish the country's best lakes. Motels, hotels, camping areas, caravan parks and farm stays service the picturesque townships to give you more time to enjoy the majestic mountains and lakes and the abundant and diverse wildlife. Explore the colourful history in museum and heritage homesteads.