The walking tour begins at City Hall, passes through Queens Park, one of Australia's first Botanic Gardens, and finishes at Maryborough's Military and Colonial Museum. A highlight of this educational walking tour is seeing the birthplace of one of the world's greatest storytellers, Pamela Lyndon Travers.
Over the road, children will enjoy twirling the "matchmaking machine" before visiting Customs House Museum to learn real life stories of thousands of British settlers who first landed in Australia on this very spot 150 years ago. Next stop is Customs House Residence in Portside Heritage Precinct where it is possible to enjoy morning tea at Spoonful of Sugar Cafe.
Housed in a classic Federation style building, the cafe verandah overlooks the Mary River. Next door, adults are welcome to sample a range of regional ports and liquers among rum barrels left over from the 1860s, at Bond Store.
Lucy the new red and green lights to cross the street are great. I'm so proud of my home town that I find I'm a tourist every time I visit as there are always some great new events and venues to visit. Great article.
Regards Susan Bowes