Thanks Peter & staff for a moving Anzac Day service followed by flying fox and high ropes for the girls. Love your campgrounds. See you Anzac Day weekend 2014. Linda Lee -

Missed Murphy's Creek Escape Dawn Service this year and I feel like I broke tradition. I am told it was as beautiful as ever, well done team. Thinking of u all "Lest We Forget" Michelle Sabol

Thanks Pete, Lisa and staff at Murphy's Creek Escape for making our camping long weekend one of the best ever. Our boys had a blast, especially jordi with all the activities. The dogs had just as much fun! Your hospitality, your friendliness was one in a million. You made us feel part of the family. We'll be back!! Sheree Lawrie

We are a safe and sound at home again. Thanks Lisa, Peter Souter and Holly for a great time away. As they say 4 days is just not long enough. Hope to see you all again soon. Ros Lergesner

Hi folks - we have just returned home after a weekend of family camping at Murphy's Creek Escape. It was our first time with you - will certainly not be the last. All the family enjoyed it from the 3 month old Josh, up to Nanna...all enjoyed great spot, excellent facilities, top crew - all round a great weekend! Thank you!!!! Daniel Kemp


Hi Guys, Just wanted to say a big Thank You for the way you handled the very wet Australia Day weekend. Obviously the Army training came in handy but you went above and beyond to ensure no one had any reason to feel unloved. I personally would have loved to be rained in for another couple of days but you can't have everything. Only one thing that I think would have made a difference was that when it was deemed that it was going to be ok to take caravans - everyone with trailers and caravans should have been notified. We spent a couple of hours changing things around to leave the van there only to then see a couple of vans drive out. But that is the only thing. We have made a small donation toward the costs you would have incurred - I didn't want to say anything but don't want you wasting time trying to balance your books for nothing. Once again Thanks - we'll be back - and I think we've got you some business with all the facebook posts our group put up over the weekend! Cathy and Mark Noble

We would like to say a big thank you for everything you guys did when the creek flooded on the long weekend. Even tho we were in our caravan, heaps better off than a lot, just the way you handled everything for others, and us in the end, was just awesome - never experienced that kind of hospitality and kindness.
Thank You So Much, Peter & Eleanor Waldron


Thankyou for a great Easter Break and the wonderful entertainment you provided. Hopefully next year we can do one better and come first in your trivia night.Joss Spalding

Thanks for a great Easter guys, we all really enjoyed staying there and can't wait to return one day soon! Keep up the great work! Allan Richardson


We picked up our little camper last weekend and chose Murphy's Creek as our first outing. An easy drive from Brisbane with a quick stop off at the big Orange for some supercheap fruit and veg, access to our powered site was super easy for this novice and we were settled into the most amazing view in no time at all. Overlooking the creek and an easy walk to the spotless amenities our site was perfect for our group of three vans/campers.
Staff were amazingly friendly and we felt more like we were visiting mates rather than in a park. Although there were a few others in the park we didn't seem to bump into anyone much. Our dogs loved it and we actually managed to wear them out with walks and swims. Will defiantly be back. Marg Monaghan

Just wanted to say thanks for a fab 24 hours (wish we could have stayed longer!) this weekend. You all made us feel so welcome and like locals! We all had a great time and cant wait to come back again.

Hannah, Pete, Jennifer & Leo

christmas-in-july-murphys-creek-escapeHad a fantastic time at the Christmas in July weekend.  Thought you might like some shots to add to your website or Facebook page.

Cheers - Amanda, Patti, Peter and Carol




Kids on lof in the waterWe have been camping at Murphys (Creek Escape), for the past two years and have seen it grow and develop.  The floods of 2011 have only made the place into a bigger and better place to be.  We love the friendly welcome you recieve every visit, and the family atmosphere that Murphys offers.  The kids create their own fun playing in the creek, which makes it a very relaxing time for everyone.  We always look forward to our next visit and to see what Pete and Lisa have in store for us, as it changes with the holidays and seasons. 
The Bouda Family

Just want to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the Murphy’s Creek Escape. It’s one of those special places you don’t want to tell anyone about, just want to keep it to yourself. Seriously though, we will surely promote your fantastic park and look forward to returning soon. Regards Doug and Christine Allen-Ankins (Wolston Nomads)

We started out on our holiday with the four kids; 2 daughters and 2 sons, one of which was a moody 17 yr old daughter who did not want to be with us at all (especially in a tent), and a 12 yr old son who kept telling us how "gay" this was going to be.  Hubby had to work so only came to set up, and then pack up but otherwise deserted, leaving me with the kids.  The camp activities ended up being a hit, especially with the 9 yr old son.  Both boys loved the water and the beach and exploring in the boulders. We brought along the boys bikes and they joined the newly formed camp "bikie" gang. But unbelievably all four kids, including the moody teen and Mr "gay" himself thoroughly enjoyed the cupcake decorating!  So much so that they backed up the next day to do it all again!  (I think we even got half a smile from the moody teen.)  The whole camp ground had a real family feel - everyone was very friendly and obliging.  And how nice was it at the end of the day to sit with a glass of wine and watch all those birds - beautiful. Thanks Peter and Lisa and Holly,
Cheers, Kim Horwood

Queens Birthday 2012

Just wanted to thank you and your staff for a fantastic camping experience over the long weekend.  Our Social Group all had a great time and everyone was impressed on how you run your grounds and all the activities that you organise for these long weekends. 
The adults, kids and dogs all had a ball. We will be back. Cheryl (Energex Social Club Banyo).

Well my weekend stay at your ‘escape’ is over and thought that I would just drop a line to say how much I enjoyed the experience. 
You have a lovely tranquil setting and I will add it to my list of places that I will return to in the future. Thank you very much. Rod Ellis

Easter 2012

I wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank-you.  We had a great time at Murphy's Creek Escape over Easter. We were really impressed at the effort you put in to provide activities and to keep things operating smoothly with such a large number of campers.  We have done a lot of camping and dragged the kids to a lot of places and I don't think we have ever met such hard working and accommodating hosts. Narelle Coutts

We would like to thank and congratulate you on the fabulous time we had camping at MCE for Easter 2012. The amount of work you have put into the campgrounds and facilities has made it a first class camping area. I have visited the park prior to your ownership, and can appreciate the amount of work you have done. Your staff were all VERY courteous and diligent in their jobs.  We were particularly impressed with the cleanliness of the toilet blocks, and organisation of the activities. Lisa should be commended for the work she has done over Easter given the nature of her injury, it surely would not have been easy! My 3 boys (4,7 and 12) have all raved on the way home about the campsite, and want to know when we can come back. The four year old (Angus) particularly liked Holly … lol. As an aside (and as a way to assist in providing constructive feedback) I would suggest possibly considering limiting the generator usage  of campers to a few hours in the middle of the day, we found people seem to flout the sun-up to sun-down rule, by firing it up at first light and  shutting it down well after dark. After all it is nice to enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush.  Having said that, that is the only issue we discovered over the long weekend. Again I would like to commend you all on the fantastic weekend. We will DEFINITELY be back, and I WILL be spreading the word about the park. HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL! Cheers Todd and Lisa Brown.  :D (sites 33 and 34)

Australia Day 2012

Flying foxHi Peter and Lisa,Ropes course

Thanks for the most awesome time at Murphy's Creek Escape for the Australia Day Weekend 2012.  The band on the beach and the fun and games organised was the perfect way to spend Australia Day.  Kai was saying all the way home "turn around Dad" and Madison can't stop talking about the flying fox and ropes course (thanks Peter for your help with Maddy on the course - she really needed your support and guidance) and if Cody could talk, he would be saying how much fun he had!!.  We have already started planning our return trip and can't wait to catch up with you again for more fun.
See you soon Jodie and Adrian



Xmas / New Year 2011/12

G'day Peter and Lisa,
A quick note to say thanks for a great week, facilities, activities and hospitality 1st class, well done, we will be back again. Ken Golden, OAM

I would like to say that we had a wonderful time at Murphys Creek Escape!! You have provided us with an excellent experience and we have decided to start the search for a camp trailer or caravan for further camping experiences for our family. The kids enjoyed it more than dreamworld (their words not ours).
Tina and Joe Frost.

Thanks Pete and Lisa for a great weekend it was awsome Troy Vidler

Hey guys thanks for a awesome time, see ya again soon. Mark Pomfrett

Thanks for a great camping trip, Pete, Lisa & Holly! Absolutely fabulous weather, kids are thoroughly tuckered out, and we have some great memories ;-) We can't wait to be back there in March and rule 'Snobs Knob'! Woohoo! Kylee Beauclerc

Thanks for having us Pete, Lisa and Holly we had an excellent time and the weather was the icing on the cake :) can't wait to come back for Easter. Kathryn Eveans.

Thanks for having us "plunketts" for new years!! We had a great time :) we will definately be back soon! Loving what you've done to the place! Jen Pomfrett.

Hi Peter, Lisa and Holly! Thanks so much for treating us to a wonderful New Year's Eve break in the bush! We loved the flying fox, the creek and camp ground, the trivia and most of all your wonderful friendliness and hospitality! We'll be back! Big camping hugs from all of 'The Procreators', our babies and Molly the dog! Xx Angela Schilling

Thanks Murphy's Creek for a wonderful break. We all had a great time.... Including Renny.... See you guys again soon.. The Walkers

Cheers Peter, Lisa and Holly. It's always great to see you again and to stay at our favourite 'Escape'. We'll take away great memories of our first Christmas camping, and we're glad we could spend it there with you. Craig Eggins


Queens Birthday Weekend 2011

Hi Peter & Lisa,
I would just like to thank you for a great weekend we have just had for Queen's B'day. I think what you done with the park is great, the amenities were sensationally clean as was the whole park. The activities that you had organised for the kids were great and all in all we had a fantastic time.
Again thanks for a good weekend look forward to getting back there one day soon. Kind Regards Steven Mead

Labour Day Weekend2011

Just a quick note to thank you for the five relaxing days in a wonderful setting over the Labour Day weekend. We really enjoyed sitting at our fire every night and seeing all the other camp fires throughout the park. No matter how busy staff always had time to stop for a chat, and everything was lovely and clean. We look forward to returning soon with other family members. Kind Regards, Roger and Mary.

Jodie and Cameron Brisbane

We stayed at Murphy's Creek Escape over the Labour Day long weekend and we really enjoyed the experience. The friendly staff went out of their way to make sure everyone was happy. They organised activities for the adults and the children that you could chose to join or you could just sit back and take in the beautiful relaxing surrounds of the park. It was great to have our own fireplace to sit by each night on our spacious site. They have put a lot of work into the landscaping after the awful floods... it now looks stunning! It's just nice to see something good come out of such a devastating natural disaster! Thank you for a great weekend! Will definitely be back! Jodie and Cameron, Brisbane.

Red cliffs view

Easter ANZAC 2011

We would like to say a big thank you to Peter, Lisa, Holly for making our 1st stay at Murphy’s simply unforgettable. We can’t stop talking about our weekend and how wonderful the entire experience was. We have already re-booked for Easter 2012, if we don’t visit before that of course! Our friends are also coming with us as we said it is our favourite place to camp again, and again. We sent you a pic of some bush bashing the boys did. Best wishes The Marinucci clan

Dear Peter & Lisa,

My wife Julie and myself had the pleasure of spending 7 wonderful days over the Easter period at Murphy's Creek Escape. We would both like to thank you for your hospitality and the lovely setting you have created in such a short time. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Our group was able to kick back and relax while still enjoying the company of all the other campers. I particularly enjoyed the dawn service held on Anzac day. Well done.

Peter, after speaking to you I look forward to seeing the future development you have planned for Murphy's Creek Escape. We look forward to visiting again in the future. Once again thankyou for making our stay so enjoyable and we would like to wish you and your family success for your future.Barrie & Julie Henderson.

Wow, what a find. Our first trip to Murphy's Creek Escape and what a pleasant surprise. Our host's, Peter & Lisa Souter are creating a special place here. So early in its development and is already finding itself in demand as Easter proved with all camp sites taken. Our group including six vans and a tent on powered sites and a camper on a remote site stayed six nights and couldn't fault it, with amenities always clean, the coin operated showers worked well and all the claims made in their web site were true. Peter and Lisa's enthusiasm and easy going style will make this a enjoyable experience for all visitors. We wish them success and look forward to visiting again soon. Thanks from the Mason group

Dear Lisa and Peter,

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful weekend staying at the Heights.  The children and us reminisced during the drive home and decided the weekend was the best camping expedition by far.  We look forward to our next visit and any of the new changes that may be in the wings. 

Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you. Bruce and Kim McInnes

Dear Peter, Lisa and Staff

Thank you for such  a memorable weekend at Murphy’s Creek Escape. Your camp grounds are amazing, the facilities are great and the activities for the kids were well organised. Having Dawn Service and allowing us to pay our respects to the ANZACs from within such a peaceful environment was truly special.  
We all had fun exploring the creek, sandy beaches, surrounding area and can’t wait to return again. There is such a positive vibe around the grounds, and you guys have done an amazing job in turning your beautiful and peaceful retreat into something that can be enjoyed by all. The only negative thing about our stay is that it seemed to go too quick.
This has been our best camping experience so far!!!!! The McLeod Family


March 2010

Thank you so much for a great weekend. My mum and her partner have not stopped talking about it. The place was so well maintained and picturesque. It is a credit to you and your wife.We will definatey be recommending it to our friends and you will definately be seeing us there again soon.
Thank you and keep safe till next we see you.
Charlie Carr

"Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! The surroundings were beautiful and so peaceful. It was great to have so much space around our campsite for our large dog to walk around. We will definately be back again soon. Thanks"
Cathy and Brent Murray

Easter 2010

An excellent Easter break. Activities for children were great. Thankyou for a good time.
Yvonne, Eric and Helen Jonker.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. It's been 8 years since we last went camping and we loved every minute of it. The kids loved catching yabby's and swimming in the water hole, I loved bush walking and my husband loved maintaing his open fire. See you next year. John and Angelique Quinn.

What a wonderful time we spent at Murphy's Creek.  The tranquil setting, the beautiful shady trees, the birds singingDoherty Camp Easter weekend in the bush, our Easter holiday at Murphy's Creek had it all.  We could do as little as we wanted or join in with all the family activities that our hosts had planned for all ages.
We most enjoyed the family games on the creek each afternoon and the fun continued when the park joined together at the Saturday night campfire.  The enjoyment on the children's faces, coupled with the adults amusing smiles created a really enjoyable atmosphere for all.

We added to our weekend adventure by joining the "Sunset Tour" that took us over 4WD tracks to a magnificent spot where we ate tasty canapés and watched the sun sink behind the mountains.  The colour of the cliffs changing colour in unison with the blues, oranges and pinks of the sunset sky, just added to the beauty of the landscape.  Indeed we hold very fond memories of our night excursion.

We'll certainly be back and look forward to our next adventure. Bernie and Trisha O'Doherty

ANZAC Weekend 2010

Job well done guys, Anzac weekend at MCE was fantastic.  The dawn service was moving and a pleasure to be at. You  put a lot of effort in to have something for everyone to do.  We will see you again next year. Rob & Michele Sabol

What a fantastic time we had....Thanks so much for such a wonderful time. The kids are still raving about it!  Steve and I and our boys will definitely be back. Vicki Dean

MAY 2010
Testimonial photo May 2010

Thank you for sharing your wonderful site with us last week.

This was the first time we have used our camper trailer & we could not have picked a better place. We chose to visit midweek for the quiet, however I think it wouldn't have mattered when we came as the site is so well organised & you were so helpful. The creek side site was brilliant & the attached photo says it all for us.Even though it is close to home you will see us there again. Ally & Ray

The Laffe bus on the creek line

Hey guys, thank you so much. We have camped in a alot of spots, but you guys have it all. We have camped on the creek front and also on a powered site. We love the atmosphere & amenities; hot showers, toilets, well maintained, very clean,  pet friendly and very easy going. This has become our home away from home. You will be seeing alot more of us. Thank You. Jeff and Wendy Laffe



JUNE 2010

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for finding room for us.  We loved the location it was perfect for us. The kids had a ball and have informed us it has been the best camp so far. We loved the Quiz night it was great fun!
We hope to be back soon. Cheers. The Gaffneys

JULY 2010

Just wanted to say thank you for a great weekend.  We loved the camping area and will be back asap.  Congratulations on the park and best of luck.  Being a bit of a greenie at heart loved the recycling and also the metered showers (should be more of them). Take care and hopefully we will see you again sooner rather than later. Regards J and T Walker


Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful long weekend! As our first stay in a bush camp setting, we were very impressed with how well set out and maintained everything was. Our children loved exploring the trails, tending the fire and sharing some quality time with each other and our (often left behind) puppy! We were made to feel welcome and at home on arrival, ensuring that we will definitely return, although next time it will be with friends in tow. We can't thank you enough or recommend your escape highly enough.
Craig and Natusha - Gold Coast


Many thanks for letting us  spend 2 nights of wonderful camping experienced at Murphy's Creek Escape. Christine and I had such a wonderful time exploring your camp site. Thank you for your hospitality during our stay. We will be much more deligted if you could put our testimonial to your website.
Testimonials : December 2010 By Christine and Wilbur
Murphy's Creek Escape is truely a wonderful place to spend a relaxing couple of days away from city life - we could not of asked for a better place. The camp site is well maintained and the facilities are very family friendly.  We surely hope to come back for more wildlife, camping experience and highly recommend to other campers looking for a private and very safe Camping Site.

Us with Peter at receptionThe entry sign to Murphy's Creek EscapeOur open fire