Killarney Glen

Queensland

*CLOSED* By the Australian Government Department of Defence. Car park is accessible but the gates for entry is closed and locked. No indication of when it’ll reopen. Last checked 21 July 2018.

*CLOSED* until mid-January, 2017 due to drowning. See news article linked below.

Short walk about 30-40 minutes maximum. The glen itself is crystal clear and in the shape of a heart.

Waterfalls
No Swimming
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest

Killarney Glen is closed until mid-January, 2017: http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/popular-swimming-hole-at-killarney-glen-to-remain-shut-after-drowning-20170103-gtl8ah.html

Getting there

The walk entrance is not too visible from the road (except when heaps of cars are present).  Follow Beechmont Rd, WITHEREN QLD 4275 the entrance is on the east just after Rhoades Rd but before Farm Grove Rd.

Maps

Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Permits/Costs

NIL

Other References

http://amothersfaithhopeandlove.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/killarney-glen.html

Comments

I don't think there is a more awesome spot on the coast then this!!

Kcdixon on 23 Mar, 2019

This hike is inaccessible. Track closed and gates locked (see photos).

KashiS on 21 Jul, 2018

Track is sill closed - the fence is locked and there’s a sign up saying all access to Lip Falls and the creek is closed.

Walking_Zebra on 22 Oct, 2017

Did it twice in quick succession cos when I arrived back at the car I realised the keys were still hanging on that handy little bunch beside the water 🙄 Gorgeous place, don't understand the no swimming signs. The water is beautiful, with a little care you won't brain yourself on the rocks (they can be slippy :) Lots of little trails to explore, old station camp buildings, pretty forest and a very friendly white duck! It's a steep but short trek and well worth it. I'm not very fit and twice didn't destroy me - just go gently. All the best.

Anonymous on 28 Dec, 2016

Check out the love heart pool and waterfall. Note the military uses this area so sometimes the track may be closed.

The walk is steep in some areas. Some of the slopes contain loose dirt and rocks so extra care needs to be taken. The signage at the glen states swimming and diving are NOT allowed. There were a lot of people disobeying this signage which is disappointing. I envision the walk will be closed soon as someone is bound to eventually injure themselves severely.

rob.bushman on May, 2016

Loved this little hike.....it's quite a steep descent to get down there. It's too bad the swimming hole is at the bottom - you want another swim on the return.
I didn't do the jump - the water was really low so far too dangerous. You can walk down to the bottom and swim in the creek without jumping. It's a very refreshing temperature but a lovely setting!

candycroc on Apr, 2015

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