Places of interest in historic Wharf Street
Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum
Acknowledged as one of the top community museums in Australia, the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum is a 'must see' during your time in Maryborough. The museum has on display over 7,000 items of military and colonial memorabilia. More information.
The Bond Store Museum
The Bond Store represents the development of Maryborough as an important river port during the pre-Federation era. The earthen floor and ancient handmade bricks in the original 1864 building downstairs still exist, as do many of the liquor barrels left over from that time.
Maryborough Heritage Centre
The Maryborough Family Heritage Institute holds one of the largest collections of genealogy records in Queensland and the Maryborough District Family History Society provides vital research resources for the genealogist and anyone interested in genealogy and their family tree.
Steam Train Ride
Maryborough's 'Mary Ann', is a full sized replica of the first steam locomotive built in Queensland in 1873. The 'Mary Ann' operates every Thursday (9am-1pm) and the last Sunday of the month (9am-2pm) in Queens Park.
The museum is located on the site of the heritage-listed Maryborough railway station and contains a small, but remarkable, collection of railway memorabilia.
The Whistle Stop Museum is open from 9am to 1pm every Thursday (Market Day) and also on the last Sunday of the month. More information on website.
In and Around Maryborough
Enjoy a morning at the Maryborough Heritage Markets, every Thursday from 8am to 1pm in the Central Business District of Maryborough on Adelaide and Ellena Streets.
Relax in the atmosphere of music, entertainers, hot food stalls and stay to hear the firing of the historic time cannon at 1pm.
Mary Poppins Statue
This bronze statue of the much-loved nanny was erected through community involvement and is located on the corner of Kent and Richmond Streets.
Celebrations of Maryborough's links to PL Travers happen each year in September at the Mary Poppins Festival in the Park.
Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum
64 Lennox Street. Open 10am 3pm daily.
The old grocery store is one of only three museum stores in the world where the contents have been preserved in original condition. The collection contains more than 100,000 relics such as rusty tins from World War II, and long-forgotten Australian brands like Brasso, Super Rinso and Chief floor polish.
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
79 Mungar Road. Open 7 days, 10am to 5pm.
Experience genuine Australian fauna such as dingos, kangaroos, reptiles, emus, turtles, native birds and ducks. You can also stay for a picnic or barbecue. Experience 'true blue' dingo interactions. Kangaroo, wallaby and emu feeding at 2pm each day. More information.
The Rustic Emu Art & Craft Gallery
Location: 888 Mungar Road, Grahams Creek.
The gallery is fully stocked with locally handmade quality art and craft items including unique garden pottery, mosaics, paintings, metal sculptures, beading, handbags, teddy bears, patchwork and quilting, handcrafted cards, jewellery, organic skin care and much, much more!
Open by appointment only. Ring (07) 4129 6003
Tiaro, Bauple, Gundiah, Gootchie, Glenwood, Netherby, Antigua, Miva, Talegalla Weir
These villages offer access to the Great Sandy Strait which is recognised by the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance and was declared a Ramsar site in 1999.
The Great Sandy Strait is also a designated dugong sanctuary. Turtles and dolphins are also frequently spotted. This area is a valuable roosting area for migratory trans-equatorial shorebirds with almost 30,000 birds stopping annually.
Nature and photography enthusiasts will love the opportunity to capture the rare wonderland nature has created in this vicinity. Take a supply of insect repellent, as the area is known to be frequented by sandflies, especially during summer.
Visit Fraser Coast Attractions for more great things to do in and around Maryborough!
At Maryborough Portside, seven colourful bollards overlook the Mary River. They represent a sea captain welcoming a family of immigrants.
See more about Portside!