Towns in Australia

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Killarney QLD


Postcode: 4373

Killarney is a small town located 35 km south-east of Warwick, on the Condamine River in Queensland, Australia. The town is within the confines of the Warwick Shire. It is close to Queen Mary Falls, in the Main Range National Park, where Spring Creek plunges 40 m into the valley.

Killarney is located about 8 km from the Queensland/New South Wales border. The town was hit by a destructive tornado in 1968, which destroyed many of the original buildings.Originally part of Canning Downs, established by the Leslie brothers, the development of the town is largely based on primary production and forestry.

The name of the town is said to be a result of the area’s strong visual resemblance to that of Killarney in County Kerry, a region of south-western Ireland.

The local economy is underpinned by agriculture, abbatoirs, transport and more recently tourism. The annual agricultural show, rodeos, various horse-related events and the annual Border Ranges Trail Ride are major events that attract substantial numbers of visitors to the town.

Water to the town is supplied from a small weir on Spring Creek. In April 2007, the Courier Mail newspaper reported that the town might have to be evacutated due to water shortages caused by years of extreme drought.

Killarney has a full range of local activities. This includes a wide range of activities centred around the Killarney Recreation Centre which includes a 9 hole golf course that welcomes visitors.