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EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

There are many annual events and attractions that are easy to get to from here. Some examples are the Jumpers and Jazz festival in Warwick, the Apple and Grape festival in Stanthorpe, both the Warwick and the Killarney Rodeos, the Heavy Horse Day at Yangan, the Waddle and Saddle trek through the gorge and the Bonfire Night in Killarney. There are lots of sports and equine events in Warwick and also car racing at Morgan Park. There are regular well-attended country markets held at Warwick, Killarney, Stanthorpe and Yangan. Click on the links below to explore further.

Southern Downs & Granite Belt
Granite Belt Wine Country
Scenic Rim Escapes

NATIONAL PARKS AND SCENIC AREAS

Cambanoora Gorge is situated on the eastern edge of the Southern Downs, the western edge of the Scenic Rim, the northern edge of the Northern Rivers tourist area and is within easy reach of the Granite Belt and the wineries.

Therefore Killarney is surprisingly close to a wide range of tourist destinations. (Adjinbilly is 15-20minutes from Killarney), From Killarney you can head south over the border (5 minutes) into the Clarence River Catchment area of NSW. The Mt Lindsay Highway is a beautiful drive, though in rough in places. Mt Lindsay is 1hr (75k) away.

Favourite destinations for us are Boonoo Boonoo falls and Bald Rock. Boonoo Boonoo is 1hr (80)k down the Mt Lindsay Highway from Killarney and features great waterholes at the top of the falls for swimming. Bald Rock is 50mins(75k) from Killarney. The walk up Bald Rock is unique. It is the largest exposed granite rock in Australia.  Also to the south via the Mt. Lindsay Highway is the ever popular Girraween National Park 1hr30min (100k) from Killarney.The famous historical town, Tenterfield,  is 100k (1hr15mins) down the Mt. Lindsay highway in NSW.

The Mt Lindsay Highway is steeped in history and was a stage coach road through to the coast from the gold mining towns such as Tenterfield. There are many reminders of that history along the way. We are putting together drive notes you can take along on your drive which can give you an insight into this history as you are driving along. Just ask Tony and Sue about these.

To the north and east is Main Range National Park (bordering Adjinbilly) which includes the exciting walks up Mt Cordeaux and Mt Mitchell which Sue and I love doing regularly. The views from the top of both mountains are superb and stay with you forever. Don’t try walking up Mt Mitchell if you are scared of heights as there are sheer cliffs at the top and the vehicles travelling the Cunningham Highway look like matchbox toys below! The Mt. Cordeaux lookout is also surrounded by sheer cliffs. You can walk to the plane wreck on Mt. Superbus from the campsite at the end of Emu Creek Road (best done with a guide or a bushwalking club) via Emu Vale, and Goomburra is 60k(1hr) from Killarney and features beautiful rainforest walks to Mt Sylvester and Mt Castle lookouts. There is also a great shorter walk to Governor’s Chair near Spicer’s Gap just south of Cummingham’s Gap.

The wineries in the Granite Belt are a great attraction (80k 1hr) and the vibrant town of Stanthorpe is only 68k (50mins) from Killarney via the Mt. Lindsay highway.

There are many natural attractions and walks in the Scenic Rim area as well. See the link above.

Main Range

Main Range National Park

Bald Rocks

Bald Rock National Park

Moogerah Peaks

Moogreah Peaks National Park

Girraween

Girraween National Park

Mount Barney

Mount Barney National Park

Tooloom

Tooloom National Park

Boonoo Boonoo

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

Koreelah

Sundown National Park

Sundown

Koreelah National Park

MAIN RANGE NATIONAL PARK

  • Following an arc of rugged peaks and ridges, Main Range is the western link in the remarkable Scenic Rim.
  • Drive through the beautiful Cunningham’s Gap.
  • Climb Mt Mitchell and zigzag up Mt Cordeaux past strangler figs, buttressed trees, ferns, vines, hoop pines, and palms.
  • From Spicer’s Gap camp ground, walk the bullock-dray trail and see pioneer graves.
  • Take a guided bushwalk to Mt Superbus including the plane wreck on Mt Superbus
  • View the Steamer Range – a series of spectacular rock formations branching off the Main Range National that looks like a steamboat.

“TAKE A WALK IN SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND”

For a comprehensive and detailed description of bushwalks in South East Qld we highly recommend the book “Take A Walk in South-East Queensland” by John and Lyn Daly. We have it in our library if you would like to read it when you are here. It gives all the detail you would ever need on all the bushwalks in the South East region. You will be amazed at how many great walks there are within easy reach of Adjinbilly.

Call (07) 4664 1599 to make your booking today!

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