Murphy's Creek Escape

Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:46 pm

That would be great Pete...to see more rain.
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Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby Ellice H » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:56 pm

Does anyone know how MCE held up over the floods? Is it open for camping again (if it was ever closed)?
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Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:27 pm

It was wiped out with the wall of water that took out parts of Toowoomba and Gatton.

It is now up and operational again by all reports. Check out their website Ellice http://www.murphyscreekescape.com.au/
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Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby dicko77 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:10 pm

We went for a drive the other day to check it out it is on its way back but still has a lot to go till it looks like it use to.
In saying this I want to give it a go still looks like it would be a good place to stay. It turns out my wife knows the bloke that runs it.
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Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:59 pm

I personally think it is very expensive. Prices for 2 adults

Powered sites $28 off peak and $39 peak

Bushland sites - non powered $22 off peak $30 peak

Canyon Top sites - non powered $26 and $33

Remote sites - non powered $18 and $24

Plus a fee of $2.50 per day per dog

$5.00 per child 4 - 15
$8.00 16 and over

Deposit Required and to be paid on booking:
Camp booking : 1-2 days - full payment, 3 days or more - $50 deposit.
Groups: $200 Club deposit.

Definitely out of my league cost wise....but I have said that before too.

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Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby Ellice H » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:58 am

Ohwell, if there was anyone I'd be willing to spend a bit extra on it would be those guys. They've been through a lot lately and im sure the $$ would help them. Will check it out, thanks.
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Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby Lockyer » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:12 am

We stay here over 15 years ago when it was first built and owned by an English couple, the interesting thing was my and his name - my first name is Lawrence and his was George but his middle was Lawrence and mine was....you guessed it..will get some pic's off my other computer of the place 15+ years ago.
Checked my other computer and there not on it so must be orginal photo's I have in the cardboard somewhere/

It was a lovely spot, bit hard to find back then (no google maps/earth) but we picked a bad weekend - just after midnight a train started shunting and all we heard for over an hour was bang bang bang of coal truck with a train whislte in between every 5 min's or so, the then owner's said it only happening once or twice a year and refunded us half of our fee's.

Since the Jan 11 floods alot of the creek camping spots have been washed away but the top area are still there..

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Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:01 pm

They used to have 4WDriving back some time too as the place backs onto the forest.
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Re: Murphy's Creek Escape

Postby Lockyer » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:49 am

They used to have 4WDriving back some time too as the place backs onto the forest.



They did too, you almost need a 4wd to get into the place back then as well... :grin:

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