Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann and Seqwater CEO Peter Dennis check out the view from one of the Wivenhoe Hill trails.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann and Seqwater CEO Peter Dennis check out the view from one of the Wivenhoe Hill trails. Derek Barry

Somerset launches phone app to complement Wivenhoe trails

THE Somerset region remains one of the great secrets of south-east Queensland tourism but that could change with new walking trails and the release of a new free phone tourism app.

The new Somerset Visitor Guide app provides visitors with handy information on where to go and what to see in Somerset including the offerings at the region's three major lakes: Wivenhoe, Atkinson and Somerset.

Downloadable on Apple and Android devices, the app is essentially a portable copy of the regional visitor guide in a format easy to share via email and social media.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the guide would complement the opening of new walking trails around the already popular Wivenhoe region.

In July, Seqwater opened 16 km of trails at Wivenhoe Hill for walkers, trail runners, horse riders and mountain bike riders offering spectacular views of Lake Wivenhoe.

The 16km network is separated into four trails, each identifiable by an individual colour which is displayed on totem poles along the route to provide clear direction to users.

The Wivenhoe Hills Trail is located off Fig Tree Road, via Hay Road exit on the Brisbane Valley Highway.

A Wivenhoe Hills Trail brochure is available from the Wivenhoe Information Centre or online.

The Somerset Visitor Guide app is available via iTunes and Google Play or online at the council's website


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