Maryborough

Explore Maryborough’s rich history and heritage through classic 1800s Queensland architecture, art galleries and museums, all just 220 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Once upon a time

Take a stroll 150 years back in time through Maryborough’s original port district, scare yourself silly on a ghost tour or visit museums and riverside parks. Snap a picture with everyone’s favourite nanny, Mary Poppins, at the statue paying tribute to the author’s birthplace or time your visit with the annual Mary Poppins Festival. Clasp your ears for the firing of the Time Cannon, marking the days before there was a town clock.

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Birthplace of PL Travers

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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Featured on Maryborough's Walk and Drive Tour - this rendered brick building, the Former Australian Joint Stock Bank, was built in 1882 for the Maryborough Branch of the Australian Joint Stock Bank. The Union Bank occupied the building from 1906.

Maryboroughs Bollards

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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Maryboroughs Bollards are seven colourful bollards overlooking the Mary River. They represent a sea captain welcoming a family of immigrants landing at the Port of Maryborough in the 1860s. In 1855 approximately 18,000 square metres of decking and warehouses were constructed creating the new wharves that would later become the Port of Maryborough.

Original Maryborough Town Site

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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Pioneer graves help to create a sense of history when visiting the Original Maryborough site, known as the Wide Bay Village, it was first settled by Aldridge and the Palmer Brothers in 1848, although George Furber had set up a store and wharf on the opposite bank a year earlier.

Naturally Adventurous - Great Beach Drive

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The Great Beach Drive, located in Queensland’s stunning Australia’s Nature Coast, provides a road trip like no other. Offering the experience of driving on some of the world’s most stunning beaches, through some of the most idyllic National Parks and World Heritage listed areas, this is truly a once in a lifetime drive holiday experience.

Mary River Parklands

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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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.

Colonial Naval Guns

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Visit Queen’s Park and marvel at the nineteenth century gun technology, including an early version of a machine gun. You may have noticed there is an empty concrete plinth next to the naval guns. What was it for?

J E Brown Warehouse

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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J E Brown commenced business as a provisions and victuals merchant in 1857 in Richmond Street. In 1879 J E Brown had this two-storey brick warehouse built and was designed by a local architect James Buchanan.

Ellena Street Pavement Art and Sculpture

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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Enjoy tributes to the heritage of Maryborough with the Ellena Street Pavement Artwork. Primary School students designed the pavers for the Ellena Street Pavement Art and Sculpture, with the theme being "I can find it in Maryborough".

School of Arts

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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This School of Arts building was constructed in the classic revival style in 1887 and contained a library, museum, reading room, technical college and a billiard room. It replaced the first School of Arts built in 1861.

The Maryborough Mural Trail

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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Be inspired by Maryborough’s growing tourist attraction and walk the Mural Trail, telling the quirky and serious stories of the city’s colourful past from the time when it was Queensland’s major industrial city building naval ships, sugar mills and railway rolling stock.
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