Maryborough

A town steeped in history, Maryborough tells the tales of its captivating colonial past mixed with an artistic vibe everywhere you go. You can explore its stories from the past through striking art, statues, heritage buildings, memorials and museums surrounding what was once one of Australia's largest ports.

Don't forget to jump into the magical world of Mary Poppins in the birthplace of author P.L Travers. A short stroll through heritage-listed  Queens Park will lead you to Cherry Tree Lane and the statue of Mary Poppins perched next to the 136-year-old building where P.L Travers was born in 1889. 

While you're in Queens Park, take a look at the statue of Duncan Chapman, the first Anzac ashore at Gallopoli, who symbolises the rich military history of Maryborough. Keen to learn a little bit more about Maryborough's military past? In the portside precinct is Australia's finest military museum outside of Canberra and across the street a tippler tells tales of tasting liquor at the old Bond Store.

Whether its striking art, military history or heritage building - there is plenty to explore in Maryborough on the Fraser Coast!

Our top Maryborough adventures

  • Mary Poppins: Discover where the Mary Poppins megaic all started on a self-guided Magical Mary Trail starting in Richmond Street, or take a private tour with your very own Mary Poppins-inspired character.
  • Bond Store: Journey back into Queensland's colonial past with a tour of museums, military and heritage, including a sound and light show and cellar door port tasting among rum barrels left over from the 1860s at the Maryborough Bond Store.
  • Duncan Chapman: Pay your respects at the Duncan Chapman memorial in Queens Park, acknowledging the Maryborough soldier who was the first Australian ashore at the ANZAC's Gallipoli campaign.
  • Mural Trail: Be enchanted by the history of Maryborough represented by murals on the walls of building around the CBD.
  • Free Guided City Walks: Join a free guiding walking tour of the city's rich history, leaving daily from Maryborough's City Hall at 9am (except Sunday).

 

What's on in Maryborough

Maryborough Markets

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

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Relish Fraser Coast

Maryborough's heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are the setting for the Relish Food and Wine Festival - a delicious feast of culture and cuisine serving

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Mary Poppins Festival

This year’s Festival presents a two week program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the

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Gatakers by Night

Enjoy live music, delicious food and the best of local art and culture in the magical ambience of Gatakers by Night. Settle in with a

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Choose your driving journey

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Great Beach Drive - 7 day Itinerary

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Naturally Delicious - Great Beach Drive

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