The best activity experiences in Killarney

Looking for something unique to experience while visiting Killarney? Well look no further, as Wild N Happy Travel  have an array of captivating experiences that explore the incredible beauty of Killarney. 

Why not take any one of our many spectacular tours that unearth the real Killarney such as a majestic kayak tour or boat journey on the Lakes of Killarney to explore the spectacular national park by bicycle and hiking Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil. 

So if you are taking one of our many Guided Tours of Killarney or only have a short time to discover the land of eternal youth, then check out this recommended list of the best things to experience in Killarney.

 

1. Ross Castle Kayak Tour  

Having fun on the Ross Castle Kayak Tour

Discover the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle and experiencing the lake’s unique wild nature.  
                   
The Ross Castle Kayak Tour is the best way to experience the Lakes of Killarney and offers you a real unique insight into the historical importance of Ross Castle. You will get the opportunity to kayak through a limestone cave and delve into how the Lakes surrounding landscapes were formed and observe beautiful nature close at hand.

Location and Key Information

Address: Ross Rd, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry – Find on Google Maps

Website: www.moractivetours.com


2. Innisfallen Kayak Tour

Smiling and enjoying the Innisfallen Kayak Tour 

Set in the heart of Ireland’s first National Park, our Innisfallen kayak tour on the Lakes of Killarney will let you experience the unique beauty of Innisfallen Island and its rich history and wildlife diversity.

With every turn your heart will be captured with dramatic scenery of mountains that rise from the lakes shores, majestic ancient woodlands and crystal clear waters, as we journey out towards the spellbinding Innisfallen Island, home to a 6th Century Abbey and wild Sika deer. We will discover the island and lakes many hidden secrets of past and present before making our way back towards Ross Castle. An adventure experience not to be missed!!Discover the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle and experiencing the lake’s unique wild nature.
                
Location and Key Information

Address: Ross Rd, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry – Find on Google Maps

Website:  www.moractivetours.com


3. Carrauntoohil Guided Hike

View of Carrauntoohil

On the bucket list for many is to hike to the top of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil and feast your eyes upon the most amazing scenery of wild and untouched landscapes. 
                   
Carrrauntohil is an impressive pyramid shaped mountain that soars 1040 metres into the Killarney skyline and sits high upon its throne, the MacGillyCuddy reeks. It offers striking views of steep gullies, glaciated formed lakes and knife edge ridges that have been carved out and shaped by nature’s delicate hands. A walking paradise to the top of Ireland. For a guide tour experience check out our spectacular  Carrauntoohil Guide Hike which departs every Saturday from Cronin’s Yard. 


Location and Key Information

Address: Cronins Yard, Mealis, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry – Find on Google Maps

Website: www.moractivetours.com


4. Killarney Cycling Tour 

People enjoying the Killarney Cycling Tour

The best way by far to explore Killarney town and National Park is by bicycle. There are some many great places to visit and the park offers a wide variety of trails that will take you off the beaten track. 

If you want first hand knowledge of the area then my recommendation is to take our guided Killarney Cycling Tour. The tour takes you on a magical journey through Killarney National Parks most beautiful and iconic locations. From the centuries old ruins of Muckross Abbey to the majestic Torc Waterfall that flows into the glacier shaped lakes of Killarney, this is an experience you will never forget.

 

Location and Key Information

Address: Killarney Tourist Information Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry Find on Google Maps

Website: www.moractivetours.com


5. Torc Mountain Hike

View of Torc Mountain Landscapes

Take a unique way to explore the true beauty of Killarney with a spectacular guided hike of Torc Mountain where you will get to experience the incredible scenery of Ireland’s first national park.

We will take you on a magical journey that starts at Muckross House and takes in Muckross lake, Torc Waterfall, ancient woodlands and then finally reaching the summit of Torc, 535m, for a majestic view of the Lakes of Killarney and its surrounding mountains. 

Learn about the geological makeup of this region and why Torc Mountain gets its name along with other fantastic myths and legends for an experience you will never forget.

 

Location and Key Information

Address: Torc Waterfall, Lower car park, Killarney, Co. Kerry Find on Google Maps

Website: www.moractivetours.com


6. Boat & Bike Tour of the Gap of Dunloe  

The Gap of Dunloe Boat Tour

It is a full day tour departing at 10:30am and returning to Killarney by 4:30pm but it is a highly recommended way to get a bird’s eye view of Killarney National Park, the Lakes of Killarney and the Gap of Dunloe. 

Your adventure can start at Ross Castle where you can bring your rented bike on the boat which passes through the three lakes before arriving at Lord Brandon’s Cottage. From here, jump upon your bike as you meander through up and through the magnificent Gap of Dunloe. You can stop off at the traditional Irish pub of Kate Kearney’s for lunch before returning by road to Killarney. The tour can be organised by Mor Active Tours.

Location and Key Information

Address: Ross Castle, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry – Find on Google Maps

Website:  www.killarneydaytour.com

7. Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island Day Tour

Standing in awe at Bray Head on Valentia Island

The Ring of Kerry is one of the most famous, beautiful and renowned scenic driving routes in the world. People from the four corners of the earth come to experience its fascinating history, enchanting landscape and amazingly friendly people. 

Our unique tour experience of the Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island will take you off the beaten track to explore this destination’s dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges. The tour provides ample time to experience and stop off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.

Location and Key Information

Address: Killarney Tourist Information Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry Find on Google Maps

Website: www.moractivetours.com

 

8. Dingle & Slea Head Day Tour

The spectacular Dingle Peninsula

Sitting on the edge of Europe with the roar of the wild Atlantic beating against its sandy shores, Dingle is an idyllic paradise for those who want to experience the real wild side of Ireland. 

Once described by National Geographic as “the most beautiful place on earth”, Dingle lies 50km west along the dramatic Dingle Peninsula. A destination that will both inspire and fascinate you with every turn you take.  Experience a rugged wild landscape strewn with archaeological wonders and immerse yourself in a living Gaelic culture that has shaped Dingles unique history.  

Discover a truly magnificent journey to the very edge of Europe that will forever be ingrained in your heart.

Location and Key Information

Address: Killarney Tourist Information Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry Find on Google Maps

Website: www.moractivetours.com

9. Rock Climbing & Abseiling

Rock Climbing in the Gap of Dunloe

If you are looking for a memorable adventure experience then rock climbing and abseiling are two activities that you will definitely enjoy.

One of the most beautiful locations for rock climbing and abseiling is the Gap of Dunloe just outside the picturesque town of Killarney. The Gap of Dunloe is one of those locations that when you go there once, you’ll want to go back again and again. One must really experience it to realize it’s through beauty. The walk up through the Gap of Dunloe is superb. Peace and quiet and the sounds of the birds on the trees as you walk along. The water flowing down through the right of the Gap as you approach up through the Gap is so calming.

Location and Key Information

Address: Kate Kearney’s Cottage, The Gap of Dunloe, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry Find on Google Maps

Website: www.moractivetours.com

10. Lakes of Killarney Boat Tour

View of Ross Castle on the Lakes of Killarney

Take a mesmerizing boat tour of the Lakes of Killarney which will let you experience the unique beauty of Lough Leane, its rich history and wildlife diversity. 

The tour starts from the 15th century Ross Castle, which sits on the shores of Killarney Lakes. As you drift along take in the tranquillity of this majestic setting and with every turn your heart will be captured with dramatic scenery of mountains that rise from the lakes shores, majestic ancient woodlands, crystal clear waters and the spellbinding Innisfallen Island, home to a 6th Century Abbey and wild Sika deer. An adventure experience not to be missed.

Location and Key Information

Address: Ross Castle, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry – Find on Google Maps

Website: www.killarneylaketours.ie


I should say there are many more experiences In Killarney but the list can go on forever. So hopefully this concise recommended list of the best experiences to have while visiting Killarney has benefited you. 

If you need any advice on planning or further recommendations on what to see and do, then please feel free to contact one of our many dedicated tour experts. They are full of free knowledge, always ready to answer any questions you might have and will offer you the best advice in achieving your dream holiday.  

Take care and safe adventures!