Maryborough Visitor Information Centre

Maryborough Visitor Information Centre

Maryborough Visitor Information Centre is located at Maryborough’s Town Hall. Information about Maryborough, the local area, and the Fraser Coast region can be found and provided by the helpful staff. Address: 388 Kent St, Maryborough, Queensland. Website: Phone: 1800 214 789 Email: Nearby Brown Signs Cherry Tree Lane – a bronze statue of Pamela … Read more

Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre

Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre

Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre can help plan trips around the Fraser Coast region with advice on tours, accommodation, activities and attractions. There are numerous brochures and maps available for tourists to take away. The friendly staff can organise bookings for some of the attractions around Hervey Bay. There is a selection of souvenirs for … Read more

Teddington Weir

View of a weir taken from the causeway, taken at Teddington Weir

Teddington Weir is a dam on Tinana Creek south of Maryborough, first built in 1875. The current weir was last worked on in 1975, having been reconstructed twice after it was first built. The weir holds 3,500 megalitres and is the main storage of water for Maryborough. Tallegalla Weir is further upstream, also built as … Read more

The Big Barrel

The Big Barrel at Bundaberg Ginger Beer Factory

The Big Barrel is home to one of Bundaberg’s famous drinks, Bundaberg Ginger Beer and numerous other brewed soft drinks. Perhaps not as famous as the nearby rum distillery in Bundaberg, however, there are not many Australian’s who haven’t heard of and tasted Bundaberg Ginger Beer. The Big Barrel is more like a half barrel … Read more

Historic Howard

Historical buildings, taken at the historical museum at Howard Queensland

Howard is a Queensland town between Maryborough and Childers in the Fraser Coast region, west of Hervey Bay. To get there Heading north on the Bruce Hwy from Maryborough, follow the highway for around 25km. You will see a brown sign 600m before turning right (then immediately right again) into William St. Follow William St … Read more

Brooklyn House

Queenslander homestead seen through trees, water fountain on the left, taken at Brooklyn House in Howard Queensland

Brooklyn House is a heritage listed home built in the 1890s in the historical township of Howard , Queensland. It was built for the Rankin family as the headquarters for Queensland Collieries’, a major coal mining operation in the coal industry that started the Howard township. * April 2021 – Brooklyn House was up for … Read more

Tiaro Visitor Information Centre

Tiaro Visitor Information Centre

Tiaro is a small town along the Bruce Highway between Gympie and Maryborough. The The Tiaro Visitor Information Centre is the first accredited information centre on the way north into the Fraser Coast Region. The centre offers information about the region and the local Tiaro area. Behind the centre is a great park, the Tiaro … Read more

Petrie Park

Open park area with a couple of picnic tables and a bin, at Andrew Petrie Park in West Maryborough

The Andrew Petrie Park is in West Maryborough and set along the Mary River, just west of the Bruce Hwy. The park is named after Andrew Petrie, who sailed up the Mary River in 1842, then known as the Wide Bay River. Andrew Petrie discovered the site for the port while looking for land suitable … Read more

Pioneer Graves

Small grave site surrounded by cast iron fencing, the McAdam graves at the Pioneer Graves of the original Maryborough site

The Pioneer Graves are located at the original site of the Maryborough settlement of the 1840s. The site is marked by a plaque as an Australian Bicentennial Project in 1988. Another plaque says “Heritage Site. This site is part of the original Maryborough Settlement of the 1840s. Several pioneers lie here including George Furber, the … Read more