Lake Murphy Conservation Park

Taroom, Banana Area

Nestled beneath the low Murphy's Range in the central highlands, Lake Murphy remains largely unchanged from the days when Europeans first passed this way.

This perched lake is a seasonal refuge for waterbirds and only fills when nearby Robinson Creek overflows. It has been dry five times in the past two centuries.

The shaded, grassy camp sites near Lake Murphy are a great place to spend the night and watch the sun set over the lake. Even when the lake is dry, this is a peaceful and beautiful spot.

Explore the four kilometre Lake Murphy circuit through woodland studded with iron bark trees and Livistona cabbage palms. Wind along Robinson Creek under a canopy of forest red gums before heading for home.

Look for koalas in the forest red gums and red-necked wallabies grazing on the grassy plains. See waders when the lake is full and woodland birds in the forest. If you go spotlighting at night, you might see brushtail possums or greater gliders in the trees along the walking track.

Image credits—© Robert Ashdown

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Glenhaughton Road
Taroom, Banana Area
Queensland
Australia

Find what's nearby

Displaying 1-5 of 5
Sort by:
Show:

Kings Motor Inn and Steakhouse

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$100 - 170
Kings Motor Inn and Steakhouse, situated in the vibrant town of Roma, offers comfortable, affordable accommodation and great meals. With 25 motel rooms of various styles they can accommodate singles, couples or families.

Roma Central Motel

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$120 - 180
The brand new Roma Central Motel offers contemporary well-appointed accommodation. We are are centrally located and just a few minutes' walk to most facilities in Roma. Stay and relax in the comfort of Roma's newest Motel in acoustically designed rooms which have been built with your comfort in mind offering free high speed internet, free Wi-Fi, separate writing desk and insulated undercover parking with easy access to your room.

Motel Carnarvon

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$118 - 220
Motel Carnarvon is where you will enjoy friendly personalised service. they offer quiet, comfortable, clean and spacious all ground floor accommodation with undercover parking. Motel Carnarvon has 18 four star apartments, self contained and extremely quiet, and 20 three and a half star motel units especially suited for corporate travellers, visitors and families.

Roma Explorers Inn

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$145 - 215
Roma Explorers Inn is not only a motel but also offers superb dining facilities with their 100 plus seat restaurant and bar as well as casual breakfast dining in the Outback Café. Situated only two kilometres from the centre of town, Explorers Inn offers comfortable and spacious, guest rooms, all ground floor with undercover car-parking right outside your door.

Roma Big Rig Tourist Park

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$30 - 150
Big Rig Top Tourist Park provides more than just a few nights of accommodation on your way through Roma. The Caravan Park is central to Roma's main street., 500 metres from the pubs and restaurants in town, it is adjacent to the Big Rig Information Centre and home to native birds.
Sorry, there are no results that match your search.
Displaying 1-5 of 5
Sort by:
Show:

Explore the region