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Howard

Visit the former coal mining village town of Howard on Queensland's Fraser Coast to discover mining heritage, country pubs and markets, as well as quaint historical buildings, including the home of Australia's first Labor Prime Minister.

Coal miners first moved into the area in the early 1860s, and you can discover more about the beginnings of Queensland's coal mining industry at the Burrum District Museum. Many old fashioned shops and homes built during its coal mining days still line Howard's streets including a working old style drapery store and an Old Bake House with traditional ovens and counters.

Brooklyn House is an enchanting colonial mansion (circa 1890) which was the family home of Dame Annabelle Rankin, Queensland's first female Senator. You can also see the house Australia's first Labour Prime Minister Andrew Fisher built and lived in while he worked in the Burrum coalfields in the late 1880s.

Enjoy a drink in the Grand Hotel, which opened in 1899 as one of the watering holes for Burrum miners.

Discover some of the region's famous residents by following Howard's Walk of Achievers. Their interesting achievements are uniquely displayed on planter boxes decorated with remnants of machinery from the Burrum Coalfields.

Experience the great atmosphere of country markets at the Howard Markets on the first Saturday of each month and a night market every third Saturday. 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.

Follow a Mining Villages and Waterholes Trail or Burrum Coast Discovery Trail to explore the area. The trails take in Torbanlea, also one of Queensland's first coal mining settlements with a historic old pub and famous annual picnic races, 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

Burrum Coast, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Tin Peaks Bed and Breakfast

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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From AU$120.00 - 120.00
Tin Peaks Cottage is award winning accommodation in scenic Maryborough, Queensland. The private open planned, self contained accommodation is generous in proportion, that has a pleasant outlook from its own private veranda overlooking established gardens. Tin Peaks is eco-friendly (sustainable with rain water tanks, solar panels, bio diverse waste water system and the cottage is constructed of many recycled materials) as well as child and pet friendly. Being situated in an exclusive suburb of Maryborough which is also part of a koala habitat that exists in an environmental conservation park allows visitors the opportunity to experience Australian flora and home to the world heritage listed Fraser Island. They pride themselves on providing a more personalised service to guests to ensure their stay is memorable and enjoyable at an affordable rate that represents good value.

Ned Kelly's Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$79.00 - 99.00
Ned Kelly's Motel and Self-Contained Units are situated at the entrance to the heritage city of Maryborough, Queensland and only minutes to the central business district. Accommodation consists of 23 clean and comfortable budget air-conditioned motel rooms (one with a spa bath) and 41 fully appointed one and two bedroom cabins featuring kitchenettes and en suite bathrooms. The self-contained units are perfect for long or short term stays and they welcome contractors. They can also provide a Crib Lunch on request for guests. The motel has a pool to relax by. Nearby attractions include Hervey Bay, the gateway to Fraser Island, whale watching, fishing, bird watching and four wheel driving. The complex is situated next to a service station/supermarket and a short walk to the Westside Tavern - great for dining out. The friendly team at Ned's will make you feel welcome and your stay in Maryborough memorable.
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