The town of Killarney, surrounded by glorious mountain views and plummeting waterfalls, is one of the most popular destinations in the region.
Originally part of Canning Downs, the Killarney Farm was leased in 1856 and the town site was chosen in 1878. Killarney, named by Irish settlers who were reminded of the Killarney lake area of their homeland, was originally an old timber and dairying town. Today it relies on its farming industry producing fabulous beef, potatoes, onions, grain and timber. For more trip ideas visit the Killarney Area Progress Association website.
Embark on the Falls Drive, where you can enjoy Browns Falls, Daggs Falls and the spectacular Queen Mary Falls, all part of the Main Range National Park. There are a number of walking tracks, picnic spots and lookouts. Follow the Falls Drive further to Carrs Lookout for spectacular views of Condamine Gorge.
Respectful 4WDers, hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers should head to the Cambanoora Gorge for the 14 river crossings of the Condamine River.
The Killarney Heritage Centre located in Willow Street showcases a collection of historical photos and artefacts.