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!