Killarney is an old timber and dairying town, named by nostalgic Irish settlers and now the centre of a thriving mixed-farming district, producing meat, potatoes, onions, grain and timber to name a few.
Killarney’s rolling foothills, deep secluded valleys and dramatic waterfalls provide picture postcard views that will stir your imagination.
Drive east into the mountains and follow the Falls Drive Tourist Route for Brown’s Falls, Dagg’s Falls and then the spectacular waterfall at Queen Mary Falls National Park, where Spring Creek tumbles dramatically over a 40 metre cliff. Follow the Falls Drive further to Carrs Lookout for spectacular views over Condamine Gorge.
The Headwaters of the Condamine River are found in the mountains, 20 minutes from Killarney. It is no surprise that our district is popular with cyclists, motor cyclists, walkers , horse riders and 4WDrivers.
You can visit the Killarney Heritage Centre which specialises in researching local family history. It has a grand collection of local historical photos, articles and small artefacts.
Killarney also has some great quirky vintage and old wares shops and a great op shop.
Browns Falls is a 15 metre waterfall only 4.5 kms outside of Killarney. A walk along the river rocks requires you to keep a careful eye out for track markers. The walk through the eucalypt and rainforest is not difficult, and well worth it when you come upon the dramatic falls.
ADDRESS: 143 Spring Creek Rd Killarney Qld 4373
Carr’s Lookout is located on Spring Creek Road, approximately 8km north east of Queen Mary Falls. Stop a moment to take in the stunning view from Carr’s Lookout – there is an easily accessible carpark available near the lookout.
ADDRESS: Carr’s Lookout, Spring Creek Road, The Falls QLD, Australia
The Daggs Falls is another beautiful spot on Spring Creek where the water plunges over a considerable drop. The falls are located east of Killarney, with the Creek descending from the McPherson Range, just north of the Queensland/New South Wales border.
ADDRESS: Dagg Falls Lookout, Spring Creek Road, Killarney QLD, Australia
Queen Marry Falls
Take a leisurely stroll through changing forests to the top, and then the base, of spectacular Queen Mary Falls. From the Queen Mary Falls picnic area, head along a fragrant eucalypt-topped ridge line to the cool, lush, rain forested gorge. At feeding time, see the King Parrots and other rainforest birds come down in their numbers to the Kiosk.
ADDRESS: Queen Mary Falls, The Falls QLD, Australia
Killarney Border Ranges Trail Ride
Sat 28th & Sun 29th March 2020
The Killarney and Border Districts Trail Ride is a premier event on the trail ride calendar.
The trail winds its way through the scenic, high country from Killarney to the New South Wales/Queensland border and back. And when you thought all the fun was over, country hospitality and good old-fashioned fun takes over with a good feed and night entertainment of catching up on the day’s trials and tribulations.
Killarney Picnic Basket Day at Melrose Station
Sunday 5th April 2020
Picnic with a purpose on the beautiful lawns of Melrose Station just outside Killarney, the Scenic Gem of the Downs.
Picnic Basket Day is a chance to breathe, spend time with friends and family, and relish our gorgeous views and weather.
One of Southern Queensland’s most spectacular private gardens, Melrose Station, Killarney, hosts local producers and makers on the rolling lawns above their spectacular lake.
Spend a day in the gardens being inspired by our local creative artists, makers and country stylists.
Unique Fire Drums heat up the night at Killarney Bonfire Night.
Killarney Bonfire Night is part of the Jumpers & Jazz Festival from 16th-26th July 2020
Help us heat this place up! You are invited to Killarney’s Winter Party with creative fire drums, live fire performance, country rock music, fireworks and, of course, a giant bonfire.