For the adventurous:

Bushwalking:  Bush walkers are spoiled for choice, explore Samford Forest Reserve and Bunyaville Forest Reserve, home to the spotted gum found only in the Brisbane area. Enjoy the walking tracks of Brisbane Forest Park, or have a leisurely bbq Jolly’s Lookout, with it beautiful views over Samford Valley to Moreton Bay. On a clear day you can see across the D’Aguilar Range to the Glass House Mountains. From here, you can take a scenic drive along Northbrook parkways and enjoy the views of the mighty Wivenhoe Dam.  Or simply step out the front door and explore our 40 acres of farmlandSwimming:  Cool off in the natural swimming holes at nearby Cedar Creek, marvel at the waterfalls and crystal clear rock pools.  Or take a dip in our olympic sized swimming pool.

Tennis:  Take ‘advantage’ of our full sized tennis court at Samford Lakes

Touring:  A short drive will bring you to Mount Nebo, or follow the steep winding road to Mt Glorious, a favourite with motorcyclists, who weave their way up and down the mountain each weekend. Have breakfast or lunch at one of the local cafes.  Explore Dayboro and Mount Mee Forest Reserve.

Fishing:  Bring your fishing rods and fish in our very own lake or nearby Lake Samsonvale (permit required).  Stay in Midway or Spillway Cottage and you won’t even have to leave your deck!

Birdwatching:  There is an abundance of birdlife around the lake and the local area.  Samford Lakes is lucky enough to be home to Black Swans.
Breaking news:  The Black Swans are back!  Nest are built and we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new babies, hopefully at the end of February or beginning of March 2012.  Check out our Facebook page for photographs and updates.

In nearby Samford Village (less than 5 min drive):

Samford Museum where you can watch the blacksmith at work

Browse around Samford Valley Markets which take place on the second Saturday of every month from 7am until noon

Visit the historic Samford Valley Hotel where you can enjoy an ice cold beer or a meal while watching village life

Samford Village is less than a five minute drive away and has many restaurants and takeaways to choose from.  There is also a supermarket and butcher if you prefer to cook up a storm in your cottage or our outdoor kitchen.  Fire up the wood-fired pizza oven and the bbq and bring out the Masterchef in you!

Local attractions:

Visit Lyell Deer Farm where you can hand feed the animals and purchase some locally made gifts, souvenirs and native craft supplies.

The more adventurous can join in the action at the Skirmish Paintball Action Centre (must be aged 15 and over)

Spend a day at Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant

If you require an airport transfer or any taxi/shuttle services while you are here, Samford Shuttle Services will be happy to help