Lake Murphy Conservation Park is located about 31km by road north-west of Taroom and about 490km by road north-west of Brisbane. Nestled beneath Murphy’s Range in the central highlands, Lake Murphy is a perched lake that fills only when nearby Robinson Creek overflows. When full it provides a seasonal refuge for waterbirds.
There are basic camping facilities at the lake with toilets, picnic area, and tables. When I stayed there was no one else around. The place was very neat and tidy. Apart from the wildlife lovers there is not that much to bring people to this location which makes it great.
I only had one night on my visit to the lake. The lake only had a little bit of ankle deep water near the middle but still lots to see. My best viewing was around the actual lake area itself. I did the circuit walk in the morning with out seeing very much at all. A short night walk spotlighting was worth the effort with Greater Glider and Brush-tailed Possum common. More variety could be seen with time and experience.
I really feel I only just touched on the potential of what could be seen at Lake Murphy.