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. The world’s most famous nanny typifies the heritage charm and creative talents that rock the cradle of modern life in Maryborough.
In the historic Wharf St Precinct is Australia’s finest military museum outside of Canberra. Across the street a tippler tells tales of tasting the liquor content of kegs at the old Bond Store; the Customs House museum faces the street where 22,000 immigrants trudged from berthed sailing ships, taking their first steps on the new land they would call home.
Once you’ve had your fill of history and art for the day, why not say hello to some cute and cuddly friends at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary? Located in West Maryborough this is the perfect spot to finish a family day out!
Maryborough is an Urban CBD Location area within the local government area of Fraser Coast in Queensland, it is located approximately 217kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 26.469 square kilometres. Maryborough has a recorded population of 15406 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Maryborough we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Maryborough and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.