Weekend with Mary Heritage Pass from $155 per adult
- 'Tea with Mary' heritage themed walking tour with a delicious morning tea
- 'Highlights of the City' tour on the Painted Verandah Bus (1 hour)
- Your choice of two 45 minute themed guided walking tours at the Lamplight markets, Portside
- Free entry to 'Sunday in the Park' for steam train rides, brass bands and traditional children's games
- Maryborough Riverboat Cruise (1 hour) with sausage sizzle
- Entry to Brennan & Geraghty's Store Museum
- Visit to Mavis Bank Historic Home Museum - including afternoon tea on the verandah
- Complimentary transfers on arrival and departure between Maryborough West Railway Station and all Maryborough based accommodation
- Complimentary transfers on both days from your Maryborough based accommodation to Weekend with Mary venues/attractions(bookings essential)
- OPTIONAL Ghostly Tours and Tales of Maryborough evening tour (additional charge of $65 per person)
**Visiting Groups with own coach, please contact us for special group pass rates and inclusions (minimum 12 or more passengers) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Poppins themed
Includes three nights accommodation
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Your very own Mary Poppins’ inspired character will guide you on a fascinating tour of discovery of all things Mary. Discover Maryborough’s unique connections to the world’s most famous nanny against a backdrop of beautiful riverside parks and glorious colonial architecture, finishing with a delightful morning tea in a heritage listed café.
Departure Times: Saturdays 9.30am | Duration: 2 hrs
Departure Point: City Hall, Kent Street, Maryborough
Board the painted verandah bus for a one hour interpretive commentary of the City highlights. You will discover many of Maryborough’s historical homes, historical sites and other points of interest.
Departure times: Saturdays 2.00pm | duration: 1 hr
Departure point: City Hall, Kent Street, Maryborough
Relive the bawdy, lively early days of Maryborough with a Lamplight Bazaar in its heritage Portside precinct. Costumed characters, torchlight tours, entertainment and old fashioned food and craft barrows will help recreate the atmosphere of the once thriving port 150 years ago. Take one of the quirky tours available on the night, including the Portside Haunts Tour, a Night at the Museum tour and Heritage Pub Tour.
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 9.00pm (Saturday only)
Location: Portside, Wharf Street. Maryborough
The Night Watchman's Tour - listen to costumed guides spin yarns about sailors, smugglers, brothels and opium dens, on a guided walking tour of the original port district.
A Night at the Museum Tour - See the exhibits come alive afterhours on a tour of the Maryborough Military Museum, Australia's leading community museum which houses over 3000 items of military and colonial memorabilia
Portside Pub Tour - Fancy an ale and a yarn in a historic pub? Join our relaxed guided walking tour of three Portside historic pubs. (Beverages own expense. Tour not suitable for children under 18yrs)
Departure times: Saturdays - hourly between 5.00pm and 8.00pm during the Lamplight Markets
Departure point: Lamplight Markets, Portside, Wharf Street. Maryborough
A wonderful, lazy Sunday morning of steam train rides, brass bands and traditional children’s games held in Maryborough’s stunning Queens Park. Brass bands play inside a graceful old band rotunda while the unique sounds of the locally made steam driven calliope echo across the park. Hear Maryborough’s famous time cannon fired at noon by its Town Crier. All morning, the Mary Ann, a full sized replica of Queensland’s first steam locomotive built in Maryborough in 1873, chugs along the riverside parklands. Children and adults can also climb onboard miniature steam trains, which run on a circuit around Queens Park. It’s a tradition begun by the city’s Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association over 30 years ago – and one that uniquely captures Maryborough’s carefree, family-friendly lifestyle.
Operating hours: Sunday only 9.00am to 1.00pm - Free entry
Location: Queens Park, Maryborough
Experience the captivating sights and architecture of Maryborough from a different perspective with a cruise on the Mary River! From the deck of 'The Mary' enjoy entertaining commentary as you see exquisite birdlife, historic dockyards, and beautiful heritage homes set in landscaped gardens rolling down to the river. Inclusions: 1 hour cruise & sausage sizzle.
Departure Times: Sunday only - hourly departures between 10.00am and 2.00pm
Departure Point: Public Jetty, Wharf St.
Visit the store that time forgot. This large grocery store opened in 1871 and was operated by one family for over 100 years. It is one of only three museum stores in the world where the contents have been preserved in their original condition with stock dating back to the 1890s. The collection contains more than 100,000 relics such as rusty tins of tobacco and long-forgotten Australian brands like Brasso.
Opening times: Daily 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 64 Lennox Street, Maryborough
You can spend hours marvelling at the exteriors of Maryborough’s old homes, but to gain a real insight into life as it was in the 1800s be sure to visit the historic home of Mavis Bank. Mavis Bank (formerly Ormond), built in 1874 by the family of prominent settler James Cleary, consists of eleven rooms completely furnished as a Maryborough home of the period 1890–1940.
Period pictures line the walls and clothes from 1890–1940 fill wardrobes and blouse chests. At night the home is lit by kerosene lamps and filled with music from antique gramophones.
Location: 256 Queen Street, Maryborough
Opening Hours: 1pm - 4pm (morning and afternoon tea available for buses and groups only. Bookings essential)
Extend your experience with this OPTIONAL TOUR
Be entertained as characters in period costume recount with great wit and charm true stories of love, betrayal, tragedy and unspeakable crimes mixed with spooky tales of the paranormal. Includes all coach travel; spooky guided lamplight tour of Maryborough cemetery; chilling visit to Maryborough’s pioneer cemetery; includes delicious 2 course dinner to complete the tour.
Cost: Adult $65 per person | Not suitable for children under the 14 years
Departure times: Saturdays – 6.00pm | Duration 4 hours | Bookings essential
Departure point: outside Post Office, Bazaar Street, Maryborough.