Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum

Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast

Occupying a brick warehouse built for JE 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. There’s also a replica Cobb & Co coach and one of the largest military libraries in Australia. If also visiting the Bond Store and Customs House, buy a Portside Pass, which covers all three museums for just $20.

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Nearby Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast attractions

1. Gatakers Artspace

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Inside the restored Gatakers Buildings (behind the Military & Colonial Museum) are four galleries exhibiting contemporary art from the region and beyond…

2. Portside Heritage Precinct

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In the historic area beside the Mary River, Portside has 13 heritage-listed buildings, parkland and museums. The Portside Centre, located in the former…

3. Maryborough Family Heritage Institute

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Occupying a handsome Bank of New South Wales building from 1878, this heritage centre houses colonial immigration records from ships logs, and offers…

4. Story Bank

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Upstairs, in a bedroom of the former Australian Joint Stock Bank (c 1882), Helen Goff (aka PL Travers), the author of the Mary Poppins stories, was born…

5. Mary Poppins Statue

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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…

6. Queens Park

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These Heritage-listed botanical gardens are some of the oldest in Australia. With lush lawns, fountains, memorials and a profusion of glorious trees …

7. 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…

8. Brennan & Geraghty's Store

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This National Trust–classified store traded for 100 years (1871 to 1972) before closing its doors. Two generations of owners had kept a lot of old stock …