Towns in Australia

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Postcode: 4312

Esk is a town in South East Queensland, approximately 90 km northwest of Ipswich on the Brisbane Valley Highway. It was named after the River Esk in Scotland and England. It is the administrative centre of the Esk Shire.

The town and Shire of Esk are contained in the Queensland Electoral district of Nanango.

The small town serves as a centre for a rich farming area, including an ostrich farm. Nearby attractions include Lake Somerset and Lake Wivenhoe, both lakes created by dams and Ravensbourne and Crows Nest National Parks. The historic Bellevue Homestead and Caboonbah Homestead are located in the area. Also closeby are the peaks Glen Rock and Mt Esk.

The Shire of Esk stretches from the Lockyer Valley north and west to the Great Dividing Range and up the valley of the Brisbane River.

In fact Esk is the gateway to a region full of hidden delights. The town has a number of interesting historic buildings in an area which boasts the remarkable and elegant Bellevue and Caboonba Homesteads.