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Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area

If you want to get up close and personal with Australian native wildlife Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to visit. Enjoy a great day out. Be greeted by Charley, the long billed corella. Take a walk through the free flight aviary and the sanctuary where you will experience genuine Australian fauna such as kangaroos, wallabies, emus, turtles and native birds and ducks. Check out their reptiles and dare to hold a python. Meet and learn all about Australia's largest land predator, the dingo. Take a guided walking tour and experience "true blue" dingo interactions.

Enjoy some hospitality in their canteen and browse the souvenir shop. Family packages are available. All ages welcome and discounts available for group bookings. Their sanctuary is wheel chair friendly. Their dedicated volunteer staff are happy to guide you.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $10.00 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Group concession discounts available. Please contact the office.
Child $7.50 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Children under three years of age are admited free of charge.
Concession $8.00 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Concession rate available for disability (carer entry is free) and pensioner.
Family $35.00 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Two adults and two children aged 13 to 18.
Family $30.00 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Two adults and two children aged 3 to 12.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Open Times

They are open seven days a week from 1000 to 1700,

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Pets not allowed

Other Information

Accessibility:

Facilities for disabled patrons are available.

Children:

Children are welcome.
79 Mungar Road
Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Port of Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
The marina also known as the Port of Maryborough is home to the last remnants of originals wharfs and is a must see for those visiting. A deeper site was selected to replace the first shallow port of Maryborough which was located upriver at the original township. Wool, tallow, hides and timber were exported through the busy port and many coastal vessels brought supplies for the settlers. At one time the wharves stretched from the far end of Queens Park to beyond the Granville Bridge. Between 1859 when Maryborough was declared an official Port of Entry and 1901, more than 22000 immigrants from Great Britain and Europe entered Australia through the port. Ships also brought Kanaka labour from the South Sea Islands to work on local sugar plantations. Ship building and repair industries added to the liveliness of the port. The derelict sheds behind the marina are remnants from the site of the Walker Shipyards which closed in 1974.

Mary River

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
The Mary River has been known by many names, with the Aborigines calling the river Booie, Moonaboola, Numabulla or Mooraboocoola. It was named the Wide Bay River until September 1848, when Governor Fitzroy renamed the river in honour of his wife, Lady Mary Fitzroy. The Mary River is unique in that it flows from south to north with its headwaters near the Sunshine Coast hinterland and its mouth at River Heads just south of Hervey Bay. Maryborough is also home to the stunning Mary River Parklands which is built on the site of the original Port of Maryborough and forms part of the Portside Precinct. Parkland surrounding the river offers natural terracing, community forecourt, public art works, winding pathways and gardens.

Queens Park Waterfall

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Enjoy the popular spot for picnics, the Queens Park Waterfall. The waterfall area of Maryborough's Queens Park was originally a quarry, which was later converted into a pond, that is regularly home to several ducks swimming on its surface or even catching some sun on the edges. The waterfall feature was constructed in the 1970s. It is also frequently used as a backdrop for weddings.

Howard

Burrum Coast, Fraser Coast Area
Nestled in the hinterland of Hervey Bay is the lovely historical village of Howard. Serviced twice daily by the 'Tilt Train,' Howard is an easy 15 minute drive to Maryborough, 25 minutes to Hervey Bay and 20 minutes to the beaches of Toogoom and Burrum Heads. Howard has several buildings of historical significance including a beautifully restored Queenslander offering guided tours and Devonshire Teas. Howard's small museum tells of the coal mining and farming history of the area and includes war memorabilia. Country markets are held in Steeley Street on the first Saturday of every month and there are a range of great swimming and fishing spots to enjoy on the nearby Burrum River.

Maryboroughs Glory Hole

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Maryborough's Glory Hole is now a featured part of the Ululah Lagoon which is surrounded by a walk and cycle path which is also frequently in use by the abundant Fraser Coast wildlife. It is believed to have been built as early as the 1880s. The Glory Hole is of a rare design and outdates any other work in Australia by 80 years, making it historically significant as an engineering work of art.

Teddington Weir and Picnic Reserve

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Enjoy the wonders of nature on the Teddington Weir Vineforest Trail taking you through some of the interesting features in a patch of remnant vineforest scrub. Points of interest are highlighted with numbered posts. Located just 10 kilometres out of the town of Maryborough, the weir is the perfect spot for a picnic. Facilities at Teddington Weir Picnic Reserve include small swimming pool, picnic tables, barbecues with wood supplied, playground, walking tracks and public toilets. The Teddington Weir Vineforest Trail is a joint project of World Wide Fund for Nature Australia, Wide Bay Burnett Electricity Corporation, Queensland Department of Environment, Maryborough City Council, Maryborough Environment Group and Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
A town steeped in history, Maryborough boasts a relaxed atmosphere and is nestled upon the Mary River. With beautifully preserved colonial streets, visitors have the chance to soak up some of Queensland's richest history and heritage architecture. Once one of Australia's largest ports, and now voted one of Queensland's "Must Do" experiences, the original wharf district is now home to vintage restaurants, pubs, museums and art galleries. Maryborough is also the birthplace of Pamela Lyndon Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins. Jump into the magical world of Mary Poppins and visit the heritage-listed building where she was born, explore the streets on which she grew up and enjoy the striking public art that explores the themes of her novels. A must when visiting Maryborough is a visit to it's famous weekly markets. Every Thursday the city centre transforms into a bustling outdoor market with a great variety of art, craft and fresh produce. End the week with Sunday in the Park - a lazy Sunday morning of fun, food, brass bands, steam ride trains and river cruises!

Torbanlea

Burrum Coast, Fraser Coast Area
The quaint country town Torbanlea on the Fraser Coast was one of Queensland's first coal mining settlements and is famous for its annual picnic races. Every October, visitors can experience the fantastic atmosphere of the annual event at the town's Racetrack and Sports grounds - it is Queensland's best picnic races by a country mile! While at Torbanlea, visit its historic hotel, which retains much of its characteristics from its days when an enterprising miner built it as a waterhole for his workmates in the 188os. There are great swimming, fishing and camping spots on the nearby Burrum River. A good access point is the Powerhouse Road Picnic Area and Boat Ramp near neighbouring Howard. Follow a Mining Villages and Waterholes Trail or Burrum Coast Discovery Trail to explore the area. The trails take in Howard, also one of Queensland's first coal mining settlements and the picturesque fishing villages Burrum Heads and Toogoom. Explore nearby Lenthall's Dam and the Wongi Waterholes - a beautiful picnic and camping spot, fringed by paperbark trees and surrounded by forest.

Mary River Parklands

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
The historic Port of Maryborough area has been transformed into a stunning public park complete with outstanding public art works. The Mary River Parklands forms part of the historic Portside Precinct. It plays an integral role in the City's urban renewal plans, providing a naturally beautiful link between Queens Park, the multimillion dollar Brolga Theatre, the Wharf Street heritage precinct and the river. The 500 square metres of landscaped parkland offers natural terracing, community forecourt, winding pathways, gardens, magnificent royal palms and shade trees of the same species found in nearby Queens Park. A new 23 metre long wharf, known as Queens Wharf, matches one of the original timber wharves that were scattered along the riverbank during Maryborough’s heyday as a thriving river port.

Lenthalls Dam

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Lenthalls Dam is an ideal picnic and fishing spot with barbecue facilities, picnic shelter and tables, walking tracks and a small boat ramp provided. Built in 1984 on the Burrum River, about 30 kilometres north-west of Maryborough, Lenthalls Dam is reached by turning off the Bruce Highway about halfway between Torbanlea and Maryborough, and then travelling seven kilometres along a sealed gravel road. Lake Lenthall offers a superb location for anglers with smaller vessels, and is also proving to be a popular fishing location for fly-fishing anglers chasing a variety of popular freshwater species. The lake is officially stocked with Australian bass, barramundi, golden perch (yellowbelly) and silver perch. But there have been reports of saratoga being caught, along with eels, eel-tailed catfish (jew) and the introduced spangled perch. Bass are the main species caught, but barramundi are starting to show and will no doubt make this a noteworthy fishing location in coming years.
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