Nestled in the foothills and valleys of the Border Ranges lies Killarney, once a quaint timber and dairy town which has diversified to timber, meat, potato, onion and grain.
Killarney was part of the first European settlement on the Darling Downs in the 1840's and celebrates its old world charm at the heritage centre - where you're invited to research the history of all the local families.
Stroll the local artist's gallery and join a tour of the ancient Cambanoora Gorge rainforest, running between the nearby Condamine River and Killarney. Self-drive east on the Falls Drive Tourist Route for Brown and Dagg's Falls.
Detour to Queen Mary Falls National Park and its 40 metre plummeting falls into Spring Creek. Follow the Falls Drive further to Carrs and Teviot Falls lookout for a picnic with views over the Condamine Gorge.
If you're feeling adventurous, follow the mountain road through subtropical rainforest and four-wheel-drives can detour along the Condamine Gorge, also known as the 14 River Crossing Four Wheel Drive track.