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Melba House
Melba House
Melba House
Map of Melba House
Eungella Road
Queensland 4753 Australia

Melba House
Marian, Mackay Area

Free Entry

07 4954 4299


Her soft brown eyes captured the hearts of men, her voice cast a magic spell on audiences in London, Paris and many other cities in Europe as well as the United States of America, the legendary diva Dame Nellie Melba.

Few know that the acclaimed opera singer spent the first year of her married life in a small house right here in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, in Marian.

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And the house where the diva with the golden voice lived, is now open to the public for free. It shows a beautiful array of photos, recordings, memorabilia, books and furniture of her time. All this has been lovingly reconstructed by members and supporters of the Pioneer Valley Tourism and Development Association.

The 132 year old house was rescued from demolition by the Mirani Shire Council who restored the run down building and transported it from Marian Mill to a more prominent riverbank setting along the main Eungella Road in Edward Lloyd Park two kilometres from the heart of Marian.

The house boasts an arts and craft shop featuring an extensive array of locally handmade gifts and souvenirs and is the home to the Pioneer Valley Visitor Information Centre.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Open Times

Note: Open Daily from 0900 to 1500. Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day.

Other Information

Wheelchair access is available and assistance can be provided with access. Disabled parking and toilets available.

How To Get There

From the south: Self drive from Mackay, travel west along the Peak Downs Highway for seven kilometres. Turn right onto Eungella Road. Travel 16,5 kilometres. Turn right into Edward Lloyd Park where Melba House is situated.

From the north: turn right off the Bruce Highway at Marian Hampden Road. Travel 9 kilometres. Turn Left onto Eungella Road. Travel 2 kilometres. Turn Left into Edward Lloyd Park.

Free Entry

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