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From Maryborough to:
Bauple 37km Tiaro 27km Hervey Bay 36km Maaroom 23km Boonooroo 25km Tuan 26km Poona 35km Tinnanbar 49km Booral 35km River Heads 43km
Toogoom 38km Burrum Heads 49km Torbanlea 25km Howard 30km Childers 60km Bundaberg 113km Rockhampton 386km Mackay 720km Townsville 1110km Cairns 1455km
There is so much to discover in Maryborough. Immerse yourself in times gone by or magical makebelieve, shop till you drop or lap up the city’s fine cuisine. The opportunities are endless. Enjoy!
Settled in 1847, Maryborough is one of Queensland’s oldest cities and was one of the busiest immigration ports in Australia in the second half of the 1880s. Soak up living history at Portside, the original port district with its gloriously preserved colonial buildings, sensational riverside parks, outstanding museums, historic pubs, steam trains and river cruises. Experience the magic of Mary Poppins in the birthplace of her creator.
Centres also at Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay Airport and Tiaro
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EXPERIENCES …. Discover Links with Mary Poppins • Heritage--listed Birthplace – See the former bank building where Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers was born in 1899. • Mary Poppins Statue – Have your photo taken with this famous statue in Richmond Street outside the author’s birthplace. • Magical Mary Discovery Trail – Spend a day of magic and make-believe celebrating the city’s impressive heritage and unique connection with Mary Poppins. Trail brochures available at Visitor Information Centres. • Personalised Tea with Mary tours – Available by arrangement through our Visitor Information Centre. • Murals and Public Art – See striking public art, inspired by themes from the Mary Poppins novels. • Mythical Etchings – Stop at the City Hall Green where 10 Mary Poppins characters are etched on the brick plinths. Place a sheet of paper on top and make a rubbing with pencil or crayon. • Mary Poppins Festival in the Park – Held every June/July school holiday.
Discover Maryborough • Free Guided Walking Tour – Explore Maryborough’s historic city centre with your own 19th century costumed guide. Departs City Hall, Monday to Saturday at 9am. • Walk or Drive Tour – Covering approximately 50 points of historical and architectural interest, free walk or drive tour brochures are available from: – City Hall Visitor Information Centre – Download at visitmaryborough.info – Scan code below for an interactive virtual Heritage City Walk tour, complete with audio and commentary. • Mary Riverboat Cruises – Cruise the Mary River and enjoy entertaining historical commentary and 360˚ river views.
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Train rides for big and small
• Maryborough Tours – Climb onboard a coach transformed to resemble an old Queenslander home and take a one-hour tour highlighting the city’s attractions. Book at the City Hall Visitor Information Centre. • Mary Ann Steam Train – Ride a replica of Queensland’s first steam engine, built in Maryborough in 1873.
Discover Art & Culture • Brolga Theatre – Take in one of the many national and international shows at this first class theatre, with a new program available every month. • Gatakers Artspace – Check out the local artistic talent at this stunning artspace in Wharf Street at Portside. The exhibits change constantly with local and touring exhibitions. • Artistic Streetscapes – Uncover a variety of streetscape art, sculptural pieces and architecturally spectacular heritage-listed buildings along Maryborough’s inner city streets. • Mary River Parklands Art – View stunning public art that reflects Maryborough’s days as a thriving river port and celebrates the contribution of South-Sea Islander, Chinese and Aboriginal cultures.
Discover Antiques & Unusual Collections • Toys and Dolls – Marvel at antique dolls and toys dating back to 1825, part of an extensive collection at Grand Shirl’s Doll and Toy Museum. • Turn back the clock at antique galleries and boutique craft and gift stores, such as A Touch of the Past Antiques.
Discover History • Portside – See where it all began at Maryborough’s original port district, where the buildings and streets appear as they did over 150 years ago. Visit museums, riverside parks, restaurants and pubs, ride steam trains or picnic by the river. • Portside Centre and Bond Store Museum – Delve into early colonial history and relive the days when opium was a legal import at the Portside Centre,
Maryborough City Hall, Kent Street, Maryborough QLD 4650 OPEN 7 DAYS Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat & Sun 9am–1pm Call 1800 214 789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitmaryborough.info
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located in the beautiful Customs House and incorporating the Bond Store Museum. • Brennan and Geraghty’s Store Museum – Visit one of only three preserved retail stores in the world and discover what shopping was like over 130 years ago at this National Trust museum in Lennox Street. Opened in 1871, the store ceased trading in 1972, complete with stock dating back to the 1890s. • Original Maryborough Site – One of the few original township sites in Australia left intact, where pioneer graves create a lingering sense of history. Settled in 1847, it was abandoned around 1855 in favour of the city’s current location. • Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum – Find out more about Australia’s military history and see Victoria Cross medals at one of Australia’s finest regional military museums. • Maryborough Heritage Centre – Trace your family history at this leading genealogy centre located in a former bank building in Richmond Street. • Whistle Stop Museum – Uncover Maryborough’s impressive rail heritage at this small museum located on the site of the heritage-listed railway station in Lennox Street. It contains a small but remarkable collection of railway memorabilia.
Wine, Dine & Shop • Heritage City Markets – Pick up farm fresh produce, homemade delights and hand-crafted gifts at Maryborough’s famous Thursday markets. • Shopping – Uncover unique art and gifts, stylish collectables, leading fashion and cutting edge jewellery at boutique stores or major retail centres. • Dining – Dive into the city’s lively restaurant and café scene with a range of dining options.
Discover Stunning Parks
wishing well, children’s playground and picnic, BBQ and toilet facilities. The first trees were planted in 1864, with the majestic Banyan Fig planted well before 1900. The heritage-listed park is one of Australia’s earliest botanical gardens. • Mary River Parklands – Built on the site of the historic Port of Maryborough, the parklands offer 5000sqm of landscaped recreational space in the heart of the city. • Ululah Lagoon – The lagoon was first cleared in 1859 to form Maryborough’s first water supply. It is now a beautiful park with a skate park, children’s playground and a swing for wheelchairs, as well as BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities. • Teddington Weir – Only 11km from the city, this lovely spot has BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities, children’s play area and wading pool.
Every Thursday Maryborough Heritage Markets, Maryborough CBD After the excitement of the morning markets, see the Town Crier and Mary Heritage fire the time cannon on the City Hall Green at 1pm.
Last Sunday of the month Sunday in the Park, Queens Park. Spend a lazy morning of fun, food, brass bands, steam train rides and river cruises.
Saturday evening, last weekend of the month Ghostly Tours & Tales of Maryborough, Book at City Hall VIC. Be swept up in spine-tingling tales of the paranormal on a ghost tour of the city’s haunted and historic sites.
June World’s Greatest Pub Fest. Dress up for a fun tour of the city’s historic pubs. worldsgreatestpubfest.com.au
July Mary Poppins Festival. Magical, madcap Mary Poppins mania. marypoppinsfestival.com.au September RACQ Technology Challenge. The teenage equivalent of Bathurst. Thousands compete in four energy busting state titles. technologychallenge.com.au
Maryborough has over 40 parks and sporting grounds to cater for every recreational pursuit: • Queens Park – This spectacular, inner city park boasts river views, a waterfall, band rotunda,
For more events and information go to www.frasercoast.events.com.au
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No visit to Maryborough is complete without a trip to the nearby Great Sandy Strait, with its charming seaside villages and the best boating and fishing in Australia.
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Published on Oct 19, 2011