Killarney Sundown Caravan Park and Motel

Located just off the main road of Killarney in Pine Street, situated near to the show, polocross, rodeo and recreation grounds, the Killarney Sundown Motel and Caravan Park is the place to stop and relax. New owners Ray and Leeonie are committed to providing guests with clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation.

The Sundown Motel offers fully self-contained accommodation units that can accommodate up to 5 people and a cabin that accommodates 2 people.

The Caravan Park has powered and un powered sites with clean amenities. Guests have the opportunity to use the Camp Kitchen with Wood Oven and Barbecue and outside is an open fire-pit which is perfect for group get together’s. The Caravan Park has a laundry and is pet friendly (conditions apply). It is the perfect location to stop for the night after visiting the spectacular Queen Mary Falls. They are a five minute walk to shops, cafes and the pub. There is also an easy to use dump site.

They are now a Kui Parks park, ask them about becoming a member.

Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park

Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park is set on five acres of land with spectacular views of Killarney and the surrounding mountains. Killarney View has seven modern fully self-contained Cabins catering for couples and families; these are situated at the front of the park with great views. They have also added a spacious two bedroom Cottage and a new pet friendly cabin complete with a fenced yard. The park is within walking distance to the Killarney township, only 10 kilometres to the spectacular Queen Mary Falls and less than an hour’s drive to the award winning Granite Belt wineries.

The park has a great flat grassed camping area with open fire places. Recently added a family bathroom, the camp kitchen has a great ambience with a new wood burner stove for those colder nights; there is also a gas barbecue, pizza oven, microwave oven and refrigerator. Good mobile phone and television reception and a dump point. Killarney View welcomes dogs by prior arrangement.

Queen Mary Falls, Main Range National Park

A landscape of rugged mountains, spectacular lookouts, exhilarating walks, dappled forests and unique wildlife is waiting to be explored.

Settle in for a morning cuppa or barbecue picnic lunch at this shady spot nestled in fragrant eucalypt forest. Set up on one of the picnic tables or spread out a picnic rug on the lush lawn beneath the trees.

After your picnic head of to explore spectacular Queen Mary Falls, where Spring Creek tumbles 40 metres to the valley below. Choose from the Cliff or Queen Mary Falls circuits or, if you’re keen, do both! As you’re walking, keep an eye on the canopy, you might just spot a koala snoozing in the fork of a tree.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Condamine Gorge ’14 River Crossing’

The Condamine River Road in Killarney’s Cambanoora Gorge is perfect for respectful four wheel drivers, hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers. The ’14 River Crossings’ is appropriately named after the 14 river crossings you have to make exploring this beautiful part of the Gorge.

The Cambanoora Gorge runs between “The Head” (bordered by Wilsons Peak and Mt Superbus) and the town of Killarney. To commence the route from Boonah, start opposite the Police Station, travel out from Boonah along Rathdowney Road and turn right at Carney’s Creek Road. Travel out approximately 12 kilometres to cross Teviot Brook floodway and then turn right to The Head. The low road is Condamine Gorge.

During normal conditions the crossings of the Condamine River are relatively shallow. However, during wet weather the river will rise rapidly making it impassable. It is advisable to check conditions with the Warwick Visitor Information Centre or Bureau of Meteorology prior to visiting.

Please note, the Gorge is not a four wheel drive track or adventure park. It is a public road bordered by private property, so please be respectful of the natural environment and abide by the speed limits.

Killarney Picnic Basket Day

Cancelled due to COVID-19

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 the 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.

Delight in the giant kites decorating the skies flown by Redcliffe Kite Club.

Bring your picnic blanket and chairs and set up a spot in the grounds. A variety of food stalls will offer barbecue, baked potatoes, Devonshire morning tea, cupcakes, fruit salad and ice cream.

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Killarney Bonfire Night

Killarney Bonfire Night wards off the frost with fires, fireworks, and food. Let’s heat this place up!

Giant dragons, ships, fiery devils, flaming 44 gallon drums – the glowing wonders created by the Killarney community are the draw card for young and old alike at this winter celebration!

A giant pine bonfire is the centrepiece of an evening to surprise and delight. Hot chips, barbecue, bar, curry and delicious mulled wine will warm you up, and an outstanding Fireworks display will conclude the night.

Held just two hours from Brisbane and one and three quarter hours from Toowoomba, this event is a fundraiser for Killarney Memorial Aged Care and an official event of Warwick’s Jumpers and Jazz Festival.

Doesn’t matter how cold it gets you can expect a warm, warm welcome in Killarney on Bonfire Night!

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    Winter racing at Warwick Turf Club
  • Winter racing at Warwick Turf Club
    Winter racing at Warwick Turf Club

Killarney Cup

5 Thoroughbred races & 1 Arabian Race.
Gates open 11am
$10 race day admission
TAB, Bar, Canteen & Bookmakers onsite
Cash prizes for Best Dressed Man, Lady & Couple
Free Bus from Killarney to Turf Club, book at Killarney Bowls Club.

Southern Downs Harvest Lunch

This annual lunch at Historic Melrose Station, Killarney, celebrates the wonderful local food and wine from the Southern Downs. as well as showcasing the beautiful countryside of Killarney.

Each year they have three guest chefs join their team to come up with a fresh, exciting new menu. The hero of the day is always the famous Killarney Beef as well as freshly dug potatoes from Mal Smiths farm on Spring Creek Mountain.

Their guest chefs this year, Richard Ousby from Stokehouse in Brisbane and Caroline Jones from 3 Girls Skipping in Graceville and Jocelyn Hancock from Cake & Bake West End, will join Bev Ruskey from Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages, Killarney.

S.D.H.L. is a not for profit organisation, and all proceeds from the day go to local charities and community groups.

A fun day with good food, wine, music and company at one of the most beautiful properties in Queensland.

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Killarney Tour Co

4WD Tag-a-Long Local History Tours

Killarney Tours Co provide off the beaten track, small group adventures in and around the spectacular Main Range National Park. Comfortable four-wheel drive excursions traverse the high country East of Killarney, with exclusive access into rarely visited private properties, remote gullies and ancient volcanic formations and rain forest. Col’s Plain is a highlight of our tours, perched on a ridgeline at 1150 metres overlooking the Steamers, with magnificent views towards Cunninghams Gap and beyond.

Killarney Tours Co seeks to foster appreciation of the mountains and their environment, by providing a unique and exciting range of programs. Short Heritage tours around Killarney are a great way to absorb yourself in understanding our unique town.

Find Killarney Tour Co on Facebook or call Tony Pearson on 0407 140 949.

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Liston Cobb n Co Heritage Afternoon

Saturday 2 March, 2pm to 12:00am.

Head to Liston for the Unveiling of Cobb & Co Coach by Barnaby Joyce.

Step back in time and witness heritage experiences including Tin Mine Display, Market Stalls , Tug of War and other games, Camp Oven dinner as well as a bush dance in the evening plus much more.

Funds raised will go towards building a shelter for the coach. More details to follow , cash only venue. Open to the public.

If you’d like to read about the history of the coach or make a donation visit this website.

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Christmas Festival & Twilight Markets

Saturday 22 December 4:00pm

Southern Downs Heritage Week 2019

Saturday 27 April – Monday 6 May

This Festival covers a series of activities ranging from Historic walking tours with guide, historic buildings to view ,8 Museums, open days, demonstrations of old crafts , exhibitions and high teas, steam train trips, discover soldier settlement site and visit Legacy Centre at Amiens. All in the 10 days . Enjoy a meal at historic pubs or one of the cafes some began in the 1920s and still operate as cafés today. Historic Southern Downs – so much to see and do.

Killarney P-10 State School Border Ranges Trail Bike Ride

Cancelled due to COVID-19

30 March – 31 March

The Killarney and Border Districts Trail Ride is a premier event on the trail ride calendar. The trail ride is hosted by the Killarney P-10 State School Parents and Citizens Association but rallies the support and hospitality of the whole town to provide an unforgettable and challenging experience for riders who dare.

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.

For the less adventuresome, there is a Peewee Track and a Novice Track.

2019 RIDE DATES – 30TH AND 31ST MARCH

 

50 Year Killarney Storm Commemoration

The 50 Year Killarney Storm Commemoration dinner is an opportunity to remember the events of Friday 22 November 1968 when a severe storm event decimated Killarney. Many people lost everything and many people helped with the recovery.

RiverRun Open Garden

Thursday 15 November – Sunday 18 November

SAVE THE DATE

Bring the family , bring your friends and relax in the beauty of RiverRun gardens when at its absolute best in late spring. Enjoy the magic of the breathtaking gardens that RiverRun has to offer. The day is not just for the green thumbs as it will also have live music, kids activities, guest speakers, gardening information, food, plants and market stalls to enjoy.

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107th Annual Killarney Show

Friday 22 February – Sunday 24 February

The 107th Annual Killarney Show celebrates our community, our traditions, and our friendships whilst enjoying some friendly competition. We showcase all the agricultural aspects and achievements of the community, whilst enjoying the events and atmosphere of a country show. We welcome locals and visitors to come along and help celebrate the achievements of the Killarney community.

50 Year Storm Commemoration Dinner

Saturday 24 November

The 50 Year Storm Commemoration Dinner is an opportunity to remember the events of Friday 22nd November 1968 when a severe storm event decimated Killarney. Many people lost everything and many people helped in the rebuilding of the town.

Killarney Waddle, Saddle & Pedal

Sunday 26 August 2018 from 8:00am

The Waddle, Saddle & Pedal (formerly Waddle & Saddle) is held in Killarney’s Cambanoora Gorge on the last weekend in August. It is a mixed trek for Walkers, Horse Riders and Cyclists along the historic Condamine River Road in the beautiful Condamine Gorge near Killarney. The road is part of the Bicentennial National Trail.

On the day of the Waddle and Saddle the road is closed to traffic and participants follow in the tracks of the bullock teams and pioneers through the soaring cliffs and 14 River Crossings of the Gorge, enjoying a Billy Tea and Damper along the way before returning home to a Sausage Sizzle and Soup Lunch. The entire trip is 24km.

The event is a fundraiser for the Killarney Show & Rodeo Society and run with the support of the Killarney Lions Club and the Cambanoora Gorge Management Group.

Walk, ride or cycle the 14 Crossings of the Cambanoora Gorge, Killarney. Adults $40, children under 16 $20 (plus booking fee).

Registration & fees required by Monday 20 August 2018. More information at www.killarneyshow.org.au

 

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Saturday 21 April

Vintage and classic wedding gowns and accoutrements 40 years and older from the Killarney area will be modelled in our parade. There will be lace making demonstrations by Warwick Lacemakers and a scrumptious afternoon tea. Proceeds aid the Killarney & District Historical Society.

KAPA Killarney Markets

Sunday 28 October 8:00am – 12:30pm

Cool country music, great food and plenty of stalls fill Canning Park in Killarney from 8:00am to 12:30pm for the Killarney Country Markets. These unique markets offer fabulous jam makers, delightful home-baked goodies, terrific local gardeners, fresh produce, handmade clothing & knitting as well as an all-day hot food stall (just to name a few). Be sure to make a day of it by taking a stroll through Killarney to the cafes and art galleries after your visit at the markets!

Killarney Country Markets

Sunday 26 August, 8:00am – 12:30pm

Cool country music, great food and plenty of stalls fill Canning Park in Killarney from 8:00am to 12:30pm for the Killarney Country Markets. These unique markets offer fabulous jam makers, delightful home-baked goodies, terrific local gardeners, fresh produce, handmade clothing & knitting as well as an all-day hot food stall (just to name a few). Be sure to make a day of it by taking a stroll through Killarney to the cafes and art galleries after your visit at the markets!

Killarney Country Markets

Sunday 22 July 8:00am – 12:30pm

Cool country music, great food and plenty of stalls fill Canning Park in Killarney from 8:00am to 12:30pm for the Killarney Country Markets. These unique markets offer fabulous jam makers, delightful home-baked goodies, terrific local gardeners, fresh produce, handmade clothing & knitting as well as an all-day hot food stall (just to name a few). Be sure to make a day of it by taking a stroll through Killarney to the cafes and art galleries after your visit at the markets!

Don’t miss the Killarney Bonfire Night the night before on Saturday 21 July.

Killarney Country Markets

Saturday 24 June 9:00am – 2:00pm

Cool country music, great food and plenty of stalls fill Canning Park in Killarney from 8:00am to 1:00pm for the Killarney Country Markets. These unique markets offer fabulous jam makers, delightful home-baked goodies, terrific local gardeners, fresh produce, handmade clothing & knitting as well as an all-day hot food stall (just to name a few). Be sure to make a day of it by taking a stroll through Killarney to the cafes and art galleries after your visit at the markets!

Killarney Country Markets

Saturday 21 April 9:00am – 2:00pm

Cool country music, great food and plenty of stalls fill Canning Park in Killarney from 8:00am to 1:00pm for the Killarney Country Markets. These unique markets offer fabulous jam makers, delightful home-baked goodies, terrific local gardeners, fresh produce, handmade clothing & knitting as well as an all-day hot food stall (just to name a few). Be sure to make a day of it by taking a stroll through Killarney to the cafes and art galleries after your visit at the markets!

Killarney Country Markets

Saturday 27 May 9:00am – 2:00pm

Cool country music, great food and plenty of stalls fill Canning Park in Killarney from 8:00am to 1:00pm for the Killarney Country Markets. These unique markets offer fabulous jam makers, delightful home-baked goodies, terrific local gardeners, fresh produce, handmade clothing & knitting as well as an all-day hot food stall (just to name a few). Be sure to make a day of it by taking a stroll through Killarney to the cafes and art galleries after your visit at the markets!

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Carr’s Lookout

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.  A sign board tells the history of a 1955 plane crash on Mt Superbus, the wreckage of which is still there. The Condamine River head waters are also visible, which runs on into the Murray-Darling river system. The lookout is located directly next to Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages.

Carr’s Lookout forms part of the Falls Drive, which also takes you past Queen Mary Falls, Brown’s Falls and Dagg’s Falls.

Killarney Heritage Centre

The Killarney Heritage Centre is located on one of the main streets of Killarney. The Heritage Centre specialises in researching local family history and has a grand collection of local historical photos, articles and small artefacts. The society hosts tours around the heritage centre. The Centre is open 10am to 2pm Friday to Monday or by special arrangement.

The Waddle and Saddle

Sunday 27 August, 2017

The Waddle and Saddle is held in Killarney’s Cambanoora Gorge.  It is a mixed trek for Horse Riders, Cyclists and Walkers along the historic Condamine River Road in the beautiful Condamine Gorge near Killarney. The road is part of the Bicentennial National Trail.

On the day of the Waddle and Saddle the road is closed to traffic and participants follow in the tracks of the bullock teams and pioneers through the soaring cliffs and 14 River Crossings of the Gorge, enjoying a Billy Tea and Damper along the way before returning home to a BBQ Lunch. The entire trip is 22km.

The event is a fundraiser for the Killarney Show & Rodeo Society and run with the support of the Killarney Lions Club and the Cambanoora Gorge Management Group.

The date for the 2017 Waddle and Saddle will be Sunday 27 August, 2017.

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    Stanthorpe Market
  • Stanthorpe Market
    Stanthorpe Market

Regional Markets

The Southern Downs and Granite Belt is home to some of the freshest produce in Queensland. It’s a foodie’s paradise, with seasonal produce available from the paddock to the pantry and the plate. Fill a basket at one of our many local markets happening every week around the region including:

Stanthorpe Seasonal Feast Markets

Every Friday
Farley Street Piazza
8:00am — 2:00pm
www.seasonalfeast.com.au

Border Railway Markets

1st Sunday of the month
Wallangarra Railway Station, Wallangarra
8:00am — 12:30pm
07 4684 3300

Glengallan Seasonal Markets

1st Sunday of the new season
Glengallan Homestead,
18515 New England Highway Warwick-Allora
8:00am — 1:00pm
P: 07 4667 3866
Glengallan.com.au 

Markets in the Mountains

2nd Sunday of the month and QLD long weekends
8:00am — 12:00pm
Stanthorpe Showgrounds
Marketinthemountains.org

Stanthorpe Showground Markets

4th Sunday of the month
8:00am – 1:00pm
Stanthorpe Showgrounds
P: 0416 169 032

Pig & Calf Markets

Every Wednesday
Cnr Fitzroy & Lyons St, Warwick
P: 07 4661 1411

Yangan Farmers Markets

Every Sunday
8:00am — 12:00pm
Yangan School of Arts – 7 King St, Yangan
yanganfarm.com.au

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