Designed to provide a natural link between Queens Park, the million-dollar Brolga Theatre, and the Wharf Street Heritage Precinct along the river, the Mary River Parklands are considered an integral player in Maryborough’s urban renewal.
These 500 square metres of landscaped parkland include natural terracing, a community forecourt, winding pathways, royal palms, and shade trees. Queens Wharf, which measures 23 metres long, was built to match one of the original timber wharves which depicted Maryborough’s heydey as a thriving port city.
In this precinct, you will also find the Portside Centre. Built in 1900, this Federation-style building was Maryborough’s second Customs House featuring a large central hall, high windows and arches, and the British Coat of Arms on its façade. It’s now the Portside Centre housing memorabilia and historical information.
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.