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Murphys Creek is a beautiful town situated just below the range north of Toowoomba. The Murphys Creek area was originally known as Fingal or Murphy’s Waterhole. The town was built around the railway station and the ‘wye’ for reversing tanker engines. In the 1860s, it housed several thousand employees who worked on the construction of the railway line up the range.

Explore the history of a Murphys Creek pioneer with a visit to Jessie’s Cottage, built by Scottish immigrant William Taylor in 1899. The cottage restoration commenced in 1993 and was completed to near original condition in 1997.

Murphys Creek has a rich history of all things railway. This and more can be seen at the Murphys Creek Railway Museum. For entry, see the friendly volunteers at Jessie's Cottage.


The town is also home to Murphys Creek General Store (a 'white i' information centre), newly built Murphys Creek Tavern, local producer Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate.

Spring Bluff Historic Railway Station is just a short drive from town. The grounds are a popular wedding venue due to its beautiful landscaped gardens and large grassed areas.


Enjoy a picnic using the public picnic facilities or relax with a coffee at the cafe, open Thursday to Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm and everyday in September.

Follow the Spring Bluff Historic Drive or Cobb & Co Tourist Drive to navigate your way to Murphys Creek township.


Click here to access the most up to date town maps of the Lockyer Valley Region.


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Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton QLD 4343

Phone: 07 5466 3426

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and Good Friday.