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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Band Rotunda and Fairy Fountain

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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Miss Janet Melville bequeathed the Fairy Fountain and Band Rotunda in memory of her brother Andrew who was Mayor of Maryborough in 1863. The entire structure was imported from Scotland in 1890 after the Hon.

Maryborough Town Hall Green

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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For many decades Maryborough Town Hall Green has been a place for residents and visitors to meet and is a popular vantage point to sit and watch the passing parade. It was here at the site of the first Maryborough court house, police station and gaol, that in 1877, gallows and a hangman were brought from Brisbane and two felons were publicly hung.

Maryboroughs Guns

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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The Maryborough's Guns represent the rich history of the Fraser Coast region. The beginning of the First World War saw the Royal Australian Navy begin the process of updating its armoury. They presented the three guns, located in Queens Park overlooking the Mary River, as a gift to the City of Maryborough.

Alowishus Delicious

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
At Alowishus, we made it our mission to create community everyday and grow meaningful, lasting relationships with our staff, our suppliers and of course you, our customers.. Did we mention, we make pretty mean coffee, too?

Mary River

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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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.

Portside Heritage Gateway

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$8.00 - 8.00
Portside Heritage Gateway - your first port of call. Settled way back in 1847, Maryborough was where more than 22,000 free settlers took their first steps on Australian soil. Relive those early years with a visit to the City's historic port area.

Mary Ann Steam Engine

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
The Mary Ann is a replica of the first steam engine built in Queensland in 1873 at John Walker and Co's Union Foundry. It steams through the park along the rail tracks which were laid to service the wharves and Walker's Foundry.

Brennan And Geraghtys Store Museum

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$5 - 5
View the remarkable store that time forgot! This large grocery store was operated by one family from 1871 to 1972 until it closed its doors with trading records and stock dating back to the 1890s all preserved in original condition.

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.

The Bike and Brew

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
The Bike and Brew was established in 2017 and they live up to their name. They have a Delightful Cafe full of welcoming staff serving a great section of breakfast, lunch and snack choices. Everything is homemade from their meals to their cakes.
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