We spent the Australia Day Weekend at the newly re-opened Murphy's Creek Escape, just east of Towoomba. The camp ground has two main areas - powered and non-powered sites on the hilltop area, and non powered creek front sites. We opted for the creek front site, however with it being so dry recently there was not actually any water flowing in the creek which was a little dissapointing, but you can't do much about the weather. There is a water hole for swimming which wasn't at it's best due to the lack of flowing water in the creek, but kids and dogs still found it a great spot to escape the heat, and I imagine it would be lovely with a decent water flow.
There are good, clean amenities in the hilltop area. Showers are 20c for 2 minutes. Ice and very basic grocery items are available from reception. Fires are permitted - you just need to ask Pete the manager and he will deliver a half 44 gallon drum to your site to use (no charge). He will also deliver a bag of wood for you at $9 a bag, although there is plenty of wood to be collected in and around the campground.
Activity wise, there are plenty of walking tracks and 4WD tracks. There is a Laser Skirmish group operating near the entrance of the park and this was hugely popular over the weekend. There is also a bird feeding arena, with lorikeets feeding there every afternoon which is popular with the little ones.
All in all we enjoyed our stay and the camp ground, although the heat was pretty fierce over the weekend and we would make our next visit during the cooler months. Peter and Lisa the owners were terrific and couldn't do enough for their guests, which always makes for a pleasant stay.
I'll upload some photo's later in the day.
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt - then it's bloody hilarious!