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Maryborough, QLD

Maryborough was settled in 1847 and is one of Queensland’s oldest provincial cities. Located three hours from Brisbane, Maryborough was a major immigration port into Australia and a visit to the Wharf Street Precinct retains many reminders of this period. Once the lifeblood of the town, the Mary River is still a haven for pleasure craft, a source of excellent freshwater fishing and a beautiful back drop for a lovely city.


Today, Maryborough is widely recognised for the abundant examples of colonial and Queenslander architecture, majestic public buildings and beautiful gardens. Much of the city’s character has been preserved in these classic buildings, mostly built of local timber in a range of sizes and designs. Take a peek into the good old days at Brennan and Geraghty’s Store, a time-capsule corner store, preserved by the National Trust. Or discover the fascinating port history of Maryborough at the Bond Store Museum and Customs House in the Wharf Street precinct.

Maryborough’s industrial base was established over one hundred years ago and although diversified today, still retains the original base industries of engineering, sugar and timber. Olds Engine House displays a collection of famous models by Australia’s foremost model engineer, William Olds. The engineering works and foundry, which are still operating, have a reputation for variety and quality and are fascinating for all visitors.

A visit to Maryborough often provides the inspiration to trace a family history, and the Maryborough Family Heritage Institute helps visitors research their ancestry. It is also there to help source the history of buildings, war veterans or railway constructions, or to help organise family or immigrant ship reunions.


Visitors to Maryborough can choose accommodation to suit their tastes and budgets, including self-contained units, cosy bed and breakfasts, quality motels, caravan and camping parks.

Nearest Airport: Maryborough

Maryborough Map

Popular Activities

  • City Sightseeing
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Wine Tasting
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Estuary

About Maryborough

  • Locality: Major urban locality
  • Maryborough Postcode: 4650
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Fraser Coast
  • Latitude: -25.53768
  • Longitude: 152.7041
  • Elevation: 13m
  • Population: 15406
  • Median Income: $23712
  • Area (Sq/km): 26.469
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Tours In Maryborough

Discover some of the tours options around Maryborough

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains