Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Somerset Dam Outing Sure to Delight Visitors

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Somerset Dam Outing Sure to Delight Visitors

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Byline: Chris Owen Chris.Owen@QT.com.au

WHEN Robyn Stevenson wants to show overseas visitors a good time, she always takes them to Somerset Dam.

The popular holiday destination is a paradise for those who love water sports, fishing or just taking in the beautiful scenery.

Mrs Stevenson was spotted at the dam at the weekend with a group of backpackers from Europe.

"I run the shed at a strawberry farm in Wamuran," she said. "And this group has been working there for the past couple of months.

"As a reward for their hard work during the season we decided to take them to Somerset Dam.

"We've been doing a lot of swimming, jet skiing, tubing, water skiing and having a lot of laughs."

Mrs Stevenson said the dam was always packed out on sunny days.

These school holidays more than 130,000 people are expected to visit recreation areas across Seqwater dams in south-east Queensland.

With such large numbers of visitors, Seqwater is working with the police to conduct patrols at the region's major dams. …

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