Pt Lookout

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View up the Mary River from Point Lookout (Pt Lookout) in Maryborough, used by early pioneers to keep watch for arriving supply ships

Point Lookout (Pt Lookout) overlooks the Mary River in Maryborough, Queensland. A viewing platform added in 2018 extends out from the high banks of the river.

The viewing point looks downstream towards the port of Maryborough and more importantly, upstream of the Mary River for over 2.5km.

Point Lookout was used by the pioneers of the old township of Maryborough between 1843 and 1856 to keep watch for supply ships and signal their arrival.

Viewing platform and cairn at Pt Lookout in Maryborough, used by pioneers watching for arriving supply ships

There is a small grass area with a cairn with a plaque. There is not much else at the lookout but it is a nice view up the river and worth stopping for a look.

The parking area has only one parking spot and an additional disabled parking spot. It is a quiet street so there should be no problems getting a park if there is someone else there already.

To get there:

Brown sign for Pt Lookout

Head south on Bruce Hwy, take the exit towards Maryborough and Hervey Bay onto Walker St. Follow Walker St for 3.5km and turn right into Ferry St. Follow Ferry St for 450m and turn left into Kent St. Follow Kent St for 950m, and the Mary Poppins Statue is on the left at Richmond St with the brown sign for Cherry Tree Lane.

Heading north on Bruce Hwy, on crossing Mary River continue on the highway for 900m passed the first exit for Maryborough and turning right at the next into Walker St. Follow Walker St for 3.5km and turn right into Ferry St. Follow Ferry St for 450m and turn left into Kent St. Follow Kent St for 950m, and the Mary Poppins Statue is on the left at Richmond St with the brown sign for Cherry Tree Lane.

Coming from Hervey Bay, head towards Maryborough on Saltwater Creek Rd. In Maryborough, Saltwater Creek Rd bends to the right becoming John St. Continue on John St for 1.1km to the end and turn left onto Kent St. Follow Kent St for 550m, and the Mary Poppins Statue is on the left at Richmond St with the brown sign for Cherry Tree Lane.

Cost: Free

Hours: Anytime

Toilets: No

Bins: No

Tables: No

Seating: No

Water: No

Food: No

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Pets: Yes, on leash

BBQ: No

Playground: No


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