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A sandstone cliff hidden in the bush at the foothills of Toowoomba west of Brisbane. Development started in 2000 driven primarily by Phil Box and Lee Cujes. A guide is available on www.qurank.com
It's possible to walk in, or drive a high-clearance 4WD to the top of the cliff. Great for camping.
Driving from 'Brisbane' towards Toowoomba, just after Helidon turn right off the highway toward Murphy's Creek. As you enter Murphy's Creek, turn right and go under the railway line. Turn right and follow the road until you come to a crossroads.
Turn right onto 'Paradise' Creek Rd and follow it along until the road does a sharp left and heads down the ridge. Don't go down the hill, but park on the right where you can see the cliffs across a valley.
Hop out of the car and follow the ridge down into the creek. Follow the creek along until you can scramble up toward the right hand side of the cliffs.
Alternative 4wd track to top of cliff is now once again open. Head in via Thomas Road, about a hundred metres before before causeway over Murphy's Creek proper turn left down into creek on the indistinct track. Follow creek west for around 1 kilometre or so and then follow track across creek, head up hill and through forest until you hit a T junction. Turn left and then about 600 metres down that track you will experience a Thelma and Louise moment where the track abruptly ends at top of cliff.
Please don't park or camp on turn around. Camp off the side of the road on the right where a few rough campsites exist. Alternatively camp at the Murphy's Creek 'Escape' campsite at the end of Thomas Road. They are great people. Please don't park in front of any of the neighbours around the end of Thomas Road, it annoys them. Give Phil Box a ring if you need any further info or any sort of a guide in. 0418716774
The ethic is natural protection where possible, and glue-in ringbolts or U-bolts where fixed protection is required.
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