Cradled in the South East Queensland's beautiful 'Valley of the Lakes' Fernvale is a quaint, picturesque village on the road to Esk.
Fernvale is well known for it colourful Sunday markets, with people travelling from as far afield as Brisbane and Ipswich to enjoy the relaxed ambience and to snap up a bargain. The town also has a number of unique art and craft shops to tempt those looking for something a little different.... more
Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, the tiny hamlet is a popular spot for fishing and camping and a welcome rest stop for people travelling to Esk and nearby Wivenhoe Dam.
Lake Wivenhoe (or Wivenhoe Dam) provides the main water supply to the city of Brisbane and holds twice as much water as Sydney Harbour. It's also a popular destination for fishermen and boat enthusiasts with a boat ramp and boat hire available at the lake.
There are good camping facilities on the shores of the lake along with barbecues, a children's playground and kiosk.
Fernvale is located in the scenic Brisbane Valley just 45 minutes' drive north-west of Brisbane.... less
How To Get There
From Brisbane, take the Ipswich Motorway and exit on to the Warrego Highway.
Take the exit at Blacksoil onto the Brisbane Valley Highway and follow the signs to Fernvale.
Must See and Do
Grab a bargain at Fernvale's Sunday Markets.
Enjoy Lake Wivenhoe, go fishing, boating, camping and swimming.
Walk, cycle or horse ride the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. The old railway has now become a fantastic trail and can be started behind the Fernvale Futures Complex in the main street of town.
Enjoy the Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail.