Killarney, scenic gem of the Eastern Southern Downs is nestled in the Border Ranges between Queensland and New South Wales. The rolling foothills, deep secluded valleys and dramatic waterfalls of the Great Dividing Range provide picture postcard views. Be sure to bring your camera or paints.
The 4 seasons
Visiting Killarney provides a different experience in each season: our proximity to the mountains ensures summer days are pleasant and the nights cool and often accompanied by a heavy dew; winter days are mostly crisp but clear and sunny, winter nights are a great excuse to rug up; deciduous trees decorate the main street in autumn and spring turns the frosted hills emerald green.
Killarney is a refreshingly unspoiled destination for travellers seeking an escape from the crowded city. Visit for an authentic country experience. The Killarney township is full of old world charm, the houses mostly classic Queenslanders with original shop fronts and historic hotel making a stroll down the street an unhurried pleasure.
Essential supplies are provided by the Co-Op, a large modern supermarket, service station, Deli. and coffee shop all in the one complex! Killarney also boasts the best St Vinnies in Australia. Post Office, ATM, hotel, butcher, newsagent, cafe's and coffee shops along with our local artists' gallery are around the corner in Willow Street.
Killarney area offers activities to enjoy no matter how long you stay. Enjoy spectacular scenery, bush walking, exploring the villages of the cedar route, cycling, Bird Watching, swimming, taking a tour, eating, golfing, flora & fauna discovery, camping, drop into the Killarney Historical Society and don't forget to relish the serenity!
Getting here from Brisbane or the Gold Coast
Killarney is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Located 196 km south-west of Brisbane and 33 km south-east of Warwick, if travelling south on the Cunningham or New England Highways divert onto the Cedar Route tourist drive and cruise at a leisurely pace through the rural landscape and small villages remnant of much larger rural communities. Alternatively follow the path of the timber getters and early explorers by travelling over the range from Boonah via "The Teviot". UPDATE: Please see our Road Conditions page. Drive past Carr's Lookout, Queen Mary Falls and sweep down the hill into Killarney.
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Killarney is an active community where people get fully involved in the many events and activities that you will see featured in the Events Calendar.