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“Gorgeous Historic Precinct in Maryborough”
Review of Portside

Bundaberg, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Historic Precinct in Maryborough”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Takes you on a trip down memory lane when the buildings and architecture had a wonderful soul about them. This gorgeous precinct backs onto Queens Park which was prized to be the first botanical gardens in Queensland. It's cute meandering pathways, amongst beautifully maintained gardens overlooking the Mary River is definately worth a visit. There's even a locomotive that operates in the Park on Thursday...definately worth a visit!

Visited February 2014
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English first
Hervey Bay, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Walking around the historical sector in Maryborugh reminded me of being in Sydney's Rocks district with all the beautiful historical buildings and quaint museums offering very well constructed interpretation of Maryboroughs past. There is a lot to be learned from browsing through the Bond Store Customs Museum or the Military Museum opposite. For a splash of modern culture slip into Gatakers Art Space which is a gallery to match any in our urban cities. You can do an organised walking tour in the mornings with a local guide. Thursdays sees the markets inthe CBD so its possible to do both on the same day. Keep aneye on Maryborough threough the year for its Pub Fest and Relish Food festival.

Visited January 2014
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Maryborough, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great public space with lots to enjoy!”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Portside has been created to link all the varied spaces and activities that Maryborough has to offer.....and its been done well!
Early settlers came via ship direct to the Port of Maryborough with Sydney being the only other port of call. Maryborough was the port for Gympie Gold, produce from the Bundaberg area, and in turn was the "storehouse" for goods, furniture and the like coming in, as well as people of course. Portside combines the historical with the existing brilliant engineering skills of our residents with the steam trains, the MaryAnn (have a ride around the parkland) and other uniquely Maryborough activities.

Visited July 2013
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