Back in 1947, a small group of Maryborough artists banded together and formed the Maryborough Art Group, flourishing into the Wide Bay Art Society which launched the annual Winter Art Festival.
In 1988 the Art Society was offered accommodation in the old Gatakers building and become incorporated as the Maryborough Arts Society. It relocated to its current Kent Street premises in 2009 in the Old Wintergarden Theatre Building.
These days, it provides a vibrant venue for local and regional artists to showcase their work through a variety of exhibitions to ensure art remains accessible to the general public. You’ll also find a wide variety of reasonably-priced works for sale here in this gallery which is widely supported by a host of local businesses.
282 Kent Street, Maryborough
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.