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.