Established to service copper-mines near the Eskdale and Cressbook Creeks, settlers moved to Esk during the 1840s. Currently a location renown for rich farming, Esk’s picturesque countryside also features attractions including the Lake Somerset and the Lake Wivenhoe, in addition to the Crows Nest National Park. The Esk Show is held every year in May, and the town also plays host to the bi-annual Somerset Music Awards.

Esk is 100 km (1.5 hr drive) north west of Brisbane and 80 km (1 hr drive) noth east of Toowoomba.

View the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships online portal to identify the Indigenous language group/s for Esk.


population Population:
1755
icons Arts & Culture:
Australia Council Profile - Blair
Untitled-5 Local Electorate:
Somerset Regional Council
Untitled-5 State Electorate:
Nanango
Untitled-5 Federal Electorate:
Blair
weather Weather:
24°C scattered clouds

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