The city of Maryborough is situated on the Mary River and is home to around 23,000 people. This charming city boasts a large number of attractive heritage buildings, many of which have been restored and are now part of Maryborough’s real estate market. Some of the city’s most notable heritage buildings can be found on Kent Street Pallas Street and Wharf Street and include the Queensland National Bank, Maryborough City Hall, the Government Bod Store and the Criterion Hotel.
Maryborough is known as the Heritage City of Queensland and several special events are held here throughout the year to celebrate the city’s rich culture and history. Heritage markets are held in Maryborough every Thursday, while the city’s heritage trail runs past many of the city’s most notable landmarks and offers people the chance to get a real feel for the city.
People who want to know more about the history of the city should pay a visit to the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, which is hailed as being one of the best museums in the whole of Australia. Exploring the Bond Store Museum is also an interesting experience and this excellent establishment contains displays that reveal the way that the city has been transformed since it was established during the pre-Federation era.
Raiding on the Mary Ann is an exciting experience that should not be missed. This impressive replica steam locomotive runs through the large and lovely Queens Park on Thursdays and selected Sundays and offers people the chance to unwind in style. People who have an interest in trains should also check out the Whistle Stop Museum, which is housed inside the old Maryborough City Railway Station on Lennox Street. Other local attractions include the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary and Olds Engine House.