Maryborough was one of the first towns settled in Queensland and was the main port for immigration into Queensland from all over the world.
For many years from the mid 1800’s, Maryborough was the busiest port in Queensland servicing not only the immigration into the colony, but it was also the export centre for many commodities such as timber, sugar, wool and meat.
The city has a wonderful heritage of old buildings that have been preserved and are still in use, especially in the old port precinct. Maryborough also has modern aspects in the recently remodelled Adelaide Street and the two major shopping centres.
Maryborough is the birthplace of P.L. Travers who was the author and imaginator of Mary Poppins.
More information about tourist features and accommodation can be found through the Fraser Coast Tourism website. For information specific to our special places of interest look at our individual pages for Fraser Island and it’s attractions, or otherwise for information on Hervey Bay.