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Queens Park

Lush greenery borders the serene walkways of this heritage-listed park, which overlooks the Mary River in the city’s historic portside district.

Relax in beautiful Queens Park by enjoying the views from a shaded bench and checking out the fascinating plant collection. Experience local Maryborough history and ride a miniature steam train around the majestic trees.

Bring a picnic and enjoy a meal on the rolling green lawns that overlook the river. Meander along the winding paths and admire the colours of the ornamental flowerbeds. One of the park’s highlights is the fernery, which contains a range of exotic and native species.

The park is the home of the monthly Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association gathering. Join the fun and ride on a miniature train, which takes passengers on a scenic trip through the park. On Thursdays, you can catch the Mary Ann steam train from the western corner of the park and enjoy a riverside ride on tracks that originally served Maryborough’s wharf. The train is a replica of the first steam engine built in Queensland.

Stand beneath the hanging root systems of the impressive banyan fig trees, which are believed to be over 100 years old. Nearby, a waterfall cascades into a pond adorned with pretty blooms.

Appreciate some of the park’s historical features, which date back to its inception in 1860 as one of the first botanical gardens in Australia. On the last Sunday of the month a traditional brass band plays in the 19th-century rotunda, which features intricate latticework.

Examine the old cannons that aim out over the river. These monuments link back to 1914, when Maryborough feared World War I attacks. At the park’s entrance gates, you’ll see the war memorial that commemorates the local soldiers who died in World War I and World War II. Notice the statue of the winged figure of victory on top of the memorial obelisk.

Entrance to Queens Park is free. The park is within a short walk from the historical centre of Maryborough. Visit on the last Sunday of the month to experience the park’s programme of festivities and special train rides.


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McNevin's Maryborough Motel $74
McNevin's Maryborough Motel

McNevin's Maryborough Motel

188 John Street, Maryborough, QLD
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Maryborough, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre and Queens Park. Customs House Interpretive Centre and Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum are also within 15 minutes. Maryborough Station is 11 minutes by foot.

    Best Western Kimba Lodge $86
    Best Western Kimba Lodge

    Best Western Kimba Lodge

    177 John Street, Maryborough, QLD
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Maryborough, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre and Queens Park. Customs House Interpretive Centre and Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum are also within 15 minutes. Maryborough Station is 11 minutes by foot.

      Blue Shades Motel $83
      Blue Shades Motel

      Blue Shades Motel

      35-39 Ferry Street, Maryborough, QLD
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the historical district, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Brennan And Geraghtys Store Museum and Station Square Shopping Centre. Queens Park and Customs House Interpretive Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km). Maryborough Station is 17 minutes by foot.

        Maryborough City Motel $52
        Maryborough City Motel

        Maryborough City Motel

        138 Ferry Street, Maryborough, QLD
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Maryborough, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Queens Park, Station Square Shopping Centre, and Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre. Customs House Interpretive Centre and Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Maryborough Station is 11 minutes by foot.

          Portside Apartments Maryborough $79
          Portside Apartments Maryborough

          Portside Apartments Maryborough

          88-90 Wharf Street, Maryborough, QLD
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Maryborough, this apartment building is steps from Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, Customs House Interpretive Centre, and Mary Ann Steam Locomotive. Queens Park and Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre are also within 15 minutes. Maryborough Station is 11 minutes by foot.

            Mineral Sands Motel $77
            Mineral Sands Motel

            Mineral Sands Motel

            75 Ferry Street, Maryborough, QLD
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the Strip, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Station Square Shopping Centre and Brennan And Geraghtys Store Museum. Queens Park and Customs House Interpretive Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Maryborough Station is 13 minutes by foot.

              Carriers Arms Hotel $74
              Carriers Arms Hotel

              Carriers Arms Hotel

              405 Alice Street, Maryborough, QLD
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Maryborough, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Station Square Shopping Centre, Brennan And Geraghtys Store Museum, and Queens Park. Customs House Interpretive Centre and Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km). Maryborough Station is 17 minutes by foot.

                Arkana Motel $61
                Arkana Motel

                Arkana Motel

                46 Ferry Street, Maryborough, QLD
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Maryborough, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Brennan And Geraghtys Store Museum and Station Square Shopping Centre. Queens Park and Customs House Interpretive Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km). Maryborough Station is 16 minutes by foot.