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Visit the Fraser Coast and the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Discover the region that is home to three of the top five RACQ's 150 Must Do's in Queensland!!

Media release presenting the Fraser Coast.

Discover Maryborough

Situated on the Mary River, Maryborough was first settled in 1847 and is one of Queensland's oldest towns. Maryborough captures this history in its beautiful restored buildings, having one of Australia's largest collections of 19th and early 20th century architecture.

Maryborough is also known as the 'Queenslander' Capital. It is the birthplace of P.L.Travers, author of the Mary Poppins books, and a number of places in town will remind you of the book and Walt Disney musical. With a population of 26,000, Maryborough is located about three hours drive North of Brisbane and is an ideal base for touring the Fraser Coast region.

Watch a 1 minute video about Mary Poppins in Maryborough on You Tube.

Media release presenting Maryborough.

Maryborough Heritage 3 days/2 nights Package

Supercalifragilistic 3 days/2 nights Package

The last weekend of the month is a festive weekend in Maryborough with Gatakers by Night and Ghostly Tours and Tales organised on the Saturday night and Sunday in the Park on the Sunday. Sunday in the Park is when locals and visitors have the opportunity to take a ride on miniature and replica steam trains, enjoy music from brass bands and sample food stalls from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

The Ghostly Tours and Tales of the Port of Maryborough provide a night that combines a delightfully eerie experience, a touch of theatre, a glance into history with spooky tales and dinner. Hangings, the "black death", brothels, opium dens and murders most foul - learn the bizarre, gruesome and staggering secrets of this old port city on a delightfully eerie dinner tour of some of its most haunted historic sites. Be entertained and spooked as a cast of characters in 1890s period costumes recount with great wit and charm true stories of love, betrayal, tragedy and unspeakable crimes.

The Ghostly Tours and Tales is a dinner tour organised in haunted historic sites and includes:
  • Fully escorted coach transport
  • A night-time tour of Maryborough's historic Portside precinct
  • A spooky, guided lamplight tour of the old Maryborough cemetery
  • A rare opportunity to see inside glorious heritage-listed buildings
  • A complimentary glass of "courage"
  • Added extras include strange orbs, unexplained shadows and unavoidable shivers

Discover the Fraser Coast

Maryborough is ideally located at the centre of other places of interests.
These include: Whale watching, Fraser Island, World Heritage listed and largest sand island in the world:

Watch a 2 minute video about the Fraser Coast on You Tube.

Discover the marvels of the Great Barrier Reef (also World Heritage listed): and (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority website). The closest getaway to the Great Barrier Reef is Lady Elliot Island.

Great Barrier Reef 3 days/2 nights Package

Fraser Island 3 days/2 nights Package

Best of the Fraser Coast 5 days/4 nights Package

Amongst the seasonal attractions and a 'must see' is whale watching when the humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the warm waters of Queensland (Aug-Oct), or watch nesting sea turtles and emerging turtle hatching at Mon Repos National Park (Nov-March)
All year round, you can visit the fishing villages of Tin Can Bay where dolphins come every morning to be fed - and; visit the aviary in Apple Tree Creek close to Childers with over 1,500 birds and you will not need to venture very far to see kangaroos hopping in our beautiful country side.

Media release on whale watching on the Fraser Coast.

Let us know what you like doing and we will recommend some interesting visits.

Example of what you could visit during a month alternating one day trip/one day to chill out in Maryborough.

Day 1 Maryborough: Settle in, take your bearings, fill up the fridge.
Day 2 Maryborough: Historic walking tour.
Day 3 Hervey Bay.
Day 4 Maryborough: Bondstore Museum.
Day 5 Fraser Island (World Heritage listed).
Day 6 Maryborough: Ghost Tour (last Sat of the month).
Day 7 Maryborough: Sunday at the park, brass band, Mary Ann Steam Train, etc. (last Sunday of the month).
Day 8 Noosa and Sunshine Coast.
Day 9 Maryborough: Portside Centre.
Day 10 Wildlife Sanctuary & Park.
Day 11 Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef (World Heritage listed).
Day 12 Maryborough: Brennan & Geraghty's Store Museum.
Day 13 Eumundi markets (Wed and Sat).
Day 14 Fraser Coast Cultural Centre.
Day 15 Brisbane.
Day 16 Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum.
Day 17 Whales from Hervey Bay (Aug-Oct)/Turtles at Mon Repos NP (Nov-March).
Day 18 Maryborough: Thursday Markets.
Day 19 Bunya National Park.
Day 20 Brooklyn House in Howard.
Day 21 Sunshine Coast Hinterland (Maleny, Montville, Mapleton, etc.).
Day 22 Maryborough: Tea with Mary Poppins.
Day 23 Aviary in Childers and Rum Factory in Bundaberg.
Day 24 1770.
Day 25 Dolphins at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach.
Day 26 Wine tour in the South Burnett Region.
Day 27 Walk on the beach at Burrum Heads and eat fresh sea by the sea.
Day 28 Going back.

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