With a rich history dating back to the gold rush of the mid-1800s, Maryborough is perched in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields region. The return of a passenger train link in 2010 has allowed Maryborough to blossom as a tourist destination, becoming an ideal spot for a quick getaway from Melbourne. Don’t wait to check out this leisurely holiday town – book your Maryborough hotel today!
A town rich in history and culture, Maryborough is known for its heritage listed buildings. Start at the Maryborough Civic Centre and continue with a stroll through High Street to see the fine architecture of the Courthouse, the Town Hall, the Post Office and the Old Fire Station. If fine arts are more your thing, the Central Goldfields Art Gallery showcases classic pieces from local and contemporary artists in the region, in a wide range of styles.
Antique lovers can’t miss the award-winning Antique Emporium. Housed in a building constructed in the 1890s, come and explore what was once the Maryborough Railway Station. The collection boasts over 372 square metres of treasures from a forgotten era – you could easily spend a couple of hours browsing the antiques and collectibles or simply marvelling at the grand architecture. Grab a coffee at the restaurant and soak in the historic atmosphere preserved in time. A few minutes’ walk from the town centre takes you to Lake Victoria, surrounded by beautiful parks and sporting facilities. Fishermen can head to the Goldfields Reservoir just two kilometres south of town, which offers excellent boating and freshwater fishing.
Take a hike through Paddys Ranges State Park, just south of Maryborough, to visit the rock water wells along Wells Track, one of the best examples of Aboriginal rock water wells in Victoria. As you wander through box-ironbark forests, keep your eyes peeled for the scarred trunks of the 'canoe trees,' where traditional canoes have been carved from the bark. Take in the beauty of the wildflowers, native birdlife and a spectacular display of blooming wattle in the spring.
Getting out of town you can taste fantastic wine at Taltami, Blue Pyrenees and Dalwhinnie wineries, all within 30 minutes’ drive. The lookout at Bristol Hill Reserve in Maryborough’s west offers impressive views over the town and surrounding countryside. Only 168km northwest of Melbourne, Maryborough is a perfect escape for a weekend away from the busy city life. So get in and book your Maryborough accommodation with us below!
Hotels in Maryborough start at AU$95 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.