Maryborough has a proud tradition of honouring its war heroes and the city’s Cenotaph and Memorial Gates is one of the best examples of this. What makes this memorial so special is that it was built with funds obtained by public subscription.
It includes five Italian Carrara marble statues which portray the army, navy, airforce and nursing professions which served in World War One. The winged figure of victory, Nike, soars above them and the local Croydon Factory cast the memorial gates and plaques of this memorial situated on the corner of Sussex and Bazaar Streets. Not far away, in Bazaar Street, you’ll find the Post Office Hotel which was built in 1889 and designed by Italian architect Caradini. Navy personnel met here during World War Two.
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.