Top things to do in Maryborough

Top Choice Museum in Maryborough

Brennan & Geraghty's Store

This National Trust–classified store traded for 100 years before closing its doors. The eponymous owners kept everything, and the museum is crammed with tins, bottles and packets, including early Vegemite jars, Vict…
Historic Site in Maryborough

Portside Heritage Precinct

In the historic area beside the Mary River, Portside has 13 heritage-listed buildings, parkland and museums. The Portside Centre, located in the former Customs House, has interactive displays on Maryborough’s histor…
Museum in Maryborough

Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum

Occupying a brick warehouse built for J.E. Brown in 1879, this museum houses over 7000 military- and colonial-artefacts. Check out the only surviving three-wheeler Girling car, originally built in London in 1911. Th…
Cafe in Maryborough

Alowishus Delicious

The Maryborough outpost of a Bundaberg favourite, Alowishus is the slickest, shiniest cafe in central Maryborough. The breakfast menu is like a 'greatest hits' of the Australian cafe genre – smashed avocado on sourd…
Notable Building in Maryborough

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute

Occupying a handsome Bank of New South Wales building from 1878, this heritage centre houses colonial immigration records from ships logs, and offers excellent research facilities. If dear old great-great-granddaddy…
Cultural in Maryborough

Mary Poppins Festival

A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious festival celebrating Maryborough local PL Travers and the famous Miss Poppins. Held over nine days during the June/July school holidays, it involves storytelling, music and pop-u…
Market in Maryborough

Maryborough Heritage City Market

This weekly food- and goods-market is made all the more entertaining by the 1pm firing of the historic Time Cannon by Maryborough's 'ambassadors' – the town crier and 'Mary Heritage'. There are also rides through Qu…
Park in Maryborough

Queens Park

These Heritage-listed botanical gardens are some of the oldest in Australia. With lush lawns, fountains, memorials and a profusion of glorious trees (including a banyan fig that’s more than 140 years old) this is a …
Cafe in Maryborough

Toast

Stainless-steel fittings, polished cement floors, lime-green fittings and decent coffee are the hallmarks of this little shopfront cafe, with indoor and outdoor seating. Wraps, sandwiches and toasted focaccias are t…
Monument in Maryborough

Mary Poppins Statue

On the street by the neoclassical facade of the former Union Bank (where PL Travers, creator of Mary Poppins was born) is a life-sized statue of the acerbic character PL Travers actually imagined (rather than the ci…