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Lake Wivenhoe

Lake Wivenhoe Education Centre, 2470 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale QLD 4306

Just an hour from downtown Brisbane, Lake Wivenhoe is a spectacular water reserve, north-west of Brisbane. A visit to this scenic natural area offers a peaceful and tranquil outing complete with panoramic views of the lake. Lake Wivenhoe provides a focus for quiet and relaxed land and water-based, family-style recreation. Only non-fuel powered boats are permitted and domestic animals are prohibited. A permit is required for camping, fishing and boating. Wivenhoe Dam was completed in 1985 and lake Wivenhoe is extremely good for fishing, boating, camping, picnics and swimming. SEQWater Education Centre (on the Esk side of Wivenhoe dam wall) has many facilities including toilets, bus/car parking, shelter sheds, barbecues, interpretive displays, information trail, lookout, conference centre and information sessions (bookings essential). The large range of camping and boat ramp facilities nearby make these dams a must-visit spot for families and groups and the scenery surrounding them provides a breathtaking backdrop to the wet and watery fun. There are several places to stay including Cormorant Bay, Hamon Cove, Spillway Common, Logan Inlet, Captain Logan's Camp and Lumley Hill Camping Area. The choice is yours!

Wivenhoe Hill Trails

Logan Inlet Rd, Fernvale QLD 4306
There is a 16 kilometre multi-use trail network at Wivenhoe Hill, offering spectacular views of the lake. These trails are suitable for mountain bike riders, horse riders, walkers and trail runners. The Wivenhoe Hill Trail entrance is located off Fig Tree Rd, via the Hay Road exit on the Brisbane Valley Highway. Four tracks are available ranging in distance from 3 to 5 kilometres. Visitors can choose from the Red Trail (4.5 kilometres), the Black Trail (4 kilometres), the Blue Trail (5 kilometres) and the White Trail (3.2 kilometres). All trails have been rated class 3 under the Australian Walking Trail Standard, requiring a reasonable level of fitness. ...

Fernvale Murals

1483 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale QLD 4306
The Fernvale Murals were conceived as a community project to help re-establish pride and confidence in the town after the trauma of the 2011 floods. There are three murals located around the Fernvale Memorial Park along the Brisbane Valley Highway. The design of the murals is not intended to show the town exactly as it was, but rather to illustrate the life of the growing community. The buildings seen in the murals are taken from photographs of actual building which stood in Fernvale in the early days, some of which can still be seen in the town today. ...