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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.

McNevins Maryborough Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$130 - 190
McNevins Maryborough Motel is the perfect base for corporate and leisure travellers in the Fraser Coast region. They are located a few minutes walk from Maryborough’s central business district, on the road to popular Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

Maryborough Town Hall Green

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
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.

Maryborough Markets

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 14 November 2019
Every Thursday, Maryborough's city centre undergoes an amazing transformation into a colourful outdoor heritage bazaar. Wander around over 120 stalls with an amazing array of farm fresh produce and unique wares.

Free Guided Maryborough Heritage Walk Tour

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
11 – 16 November 2019
Take a guided walking tour of the city with one of our local guides. Dressed in period costume, the guide will help you discover Maryborough's colourful past and take you back to a time when Maryborough was a thriving port, and the place where about 22,000 free settlers took their first steps on Australian soil.

Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Maryborough tells the tales of a captivating colonial past. Stories of loss, triumph and spirit spread throughout the town in its heritage buildings, striking public art, statues and memorials. A short stroll through heritage-listed Queens Park leads to Cheery Tree Lane and a statue of Mary Poppins perched beside the 135-year-old bank building where her creator, Pamela Lyndon Travers, was born in 1889.

Old Maryborough Railway Station

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Built in 1882, the heritage listed Maryborough Railway Station features a Victorian design. The stationmaster’s residence has much of the character of larger Queensland houses of that era. The railway complex also houses the Whistlestop Museum, which documents Maryborough’s impressive rail history.

Maryborough City Hall

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Designed by Brisbane architects Hall and Dods in American colonial style, Maryborough City Hall was erected in 1908 to replace the original timber Town Hall which stood on the opposite side of Kent Street.

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.

Maryboroughs Bollards

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
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.
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