The sunny, cheerful township of Maryborough seems worlds away from life in Edwardian London, but it was here that P.L. Travers—author of the Mary Poppins books—was born. Pay homage to the magical nanny at the large bronze statue in Richmond Street or visit the town mid-year for the annual Mary Poppins Festival.
Maryborough is widely recognised for the number of examples of colonial and Queenslander architecture, majestic public buildings and beautiful gardens. Much of the city's character has been preserved in these classic buildings, mostly built of local timber in a range of sizes and designs.
Take the time to wander through the heritage precinct around the Portside Centre where there are heritage-listed buildings, the gardens of Queens Park, museums, art galleries and historic pubs.