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Murphy's Creek Hideaway

356 Thomas Rd, Upper Lockyer, Queensland 4352 Australia
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Upper Lockyer
Murphy's Creek Hideaway accommodates Adults in luxurious Safari tents high on a sandstone ridge, overlooking Murphy's Creek. This is purely 'glamping' at it's best. Each tent is beautifully furnished with a king size bed, private ensuite with a claw foot bath, breath-taking views, luxury linen and fluffy robes, a mini bar, BBQ, day bed and rejuvenating natural surrounds.
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Sandy R wrote a review 16 Apr
Bangkok, Thailand45 contributions27 helpful votes
The owners have clearly gone to a great deal of trouble to make the luxury tents comfortable. The bed is great, the bath is fabulous. The staff are friendly and courteous. The problem is the freight trains kept me up all night. The trucks thundering past don’t help either. Not much of an escape. Very hard from my elderly mother to navigate at night. Pity, it had great potential and we loved the tent and the view.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
SBailey wrote a review Oct 2019
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Nothing like the photos. Once I had paid then the lady tells me that there's no water in the creek, whch is the reason I chose this place. No grass to be seen, the oval is a small dirt area, I stayed in the 'remote' camps which wasn't even level. Not remote at all- the people next to us were close and noisy. Won't be going back. Remote camping was advertised to have a view which is a stretch to say. There was an old dead tree that needs to be cut down right next to our camp. Very disappointing.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Brooke W wrote a review Sep 2018
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7x7 powered site for a van. Way too small, paid a premium price :/ Left early due to disappointment in this campground. Bigger sites were given to couples without kids. No waste water inlet. Crabby maintenance people. The cleaner locks both male and female toilets for cleaning at the same time meaning that people have to walk roughly 500metres to the next available toilet (not family friendly with small children or pregnant people). Maintenance person speeds around the park in a car despite the 10kph signs. Unsafe near children on bikes. Toilets&showers not wheelchair accessible. Toilets have over 20 signs with rules/instructions (not friendly). Toilets and showers poorly lit. Signs everywhere; keep off this and keep off that-nothing positive. Laughable attempt at water conservation. A sign above a heavily leaking tap says “help preserve our tank water”. Slippery painted toilet floors/poorly maintained. Locks on showers faulty and toilets missing buttons. No grass and all dirt/dust (need to update the website to stop tricking people) Amenity blocks few and far between. Washing machines only provided in women’s toilets (too bad if men are traveling alone). Showers 20cents per 2 mins. Recommend spending the 40cents for 4 mins as by the time you get hot water, your 2 minutes are up. Combine all of the above and you’ve got a recipe for a rubbish getaway.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
rebecca wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia4 contributions10 helpful votes
Firstly this is not for couples at all. Be prepared for very large, obnoxious families with loud, screaming children. The photos on their site are very old. What was expected was more lush. What we got was dirt everywhere. Be prepared to be covered head to toe and to never feel clean even straight after a shower (we will definitely make sure there is plenty of grass on sites for our next trip). There is nothing to do. Perhaps maybe some things for children, as the area looks small only for small children to enjoy. You pay for the showers, which I personally find a little unreasonable considering paying $30 for a site (aka a square of dirt). However as the grounds run on tank water (we were too worried to drink it and brought our own water) it's understandable. When we finally did sleep ( we had to wait for the loud yelling family to stop) we were woken by freight trains which come very regularly all throughout the night. If that wasn't bad enough, a child was screaming all night which echoed throughout the whole place due to the lack of barriers and trees to isolate the noise. It was very open and 0 privacy (again we weren't aware of the area at all living 10 hours away and had only the photos to go by, which again looks like they were 10 years old themselves and everything has since dried up and been run down). The staff situated us (in a tent as a young couple we cant afford the luxury of a caravan nor should we need to) in the middle of large families, across from 2 families which were friends. They were playing ball next to the open site next to us and hit the ball into our tent and car a few times. We didn't feel as though if we complained it would do anything as small business would favour 2 large families over a couple, so we left it and ignored it but they continued (this isn't the camps fault, but warning everyone to watch out for families and where you've been placed). We paid for 3 nights and left early after the second. There is also nowhere to walk as the national park is closed. A few minutes walk up and is our of bounds which read in another review is apparently private property and they would be prosecuted (there are no signs to support this). The dirt road track isn't the best for a normal car, and not very friendly to go in and out to find somewhere else to walk (all other national parks are at least 30 minutes away). This place ruined our trip and would not recommend to anyone unless you don't really care, have a family, and live closer to the area.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NZ-john2 wrote a review Mar 2018
New Zealand170 contributions110 helpful votes
Glamping at Murphy's Creek was a first time for us. It won't be the last. The tents are well appointed with a very comfortable bed, a bathroom with a good rainshower, BBQ and minifridge. The wood supplied lasts for two good campfire sessions. We were worried about the train noise but frankly, that did not bother us at all. We slept three nights with the tent completely open and all three nights we slept like logs. The birdlife is abundant. The team very friendly. We'd love to come back and see the creek flowing. Well recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 103 - USD 165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaQueenslandBrisbane RegionLockyer ValleyUpper Lockyer
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Frequently Asked Questions about Murphy's Creek Hideaway
Is parking available at Murphy's Creek Hideaway?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Murphy's Creek Hideaway?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Spring Bluff Railway Station (14.6 km) and Munro Tramway (15.6 km).