It’s easy to forget how attractive our smaller Queensland cities are and how much history is attached to them.
Waking up in Maryborough I was sorry I’m not ready for big walks ( new knee will only carry me so far) so Steve and I drove through the streets of Maryborough.
Maryborough, population 27,000+ sits on the Mary River on the Fraser Coast. It has some very attractive buildings and a lovely Queens Park and Portside on the river.
I particularly enjoyed the many beautiful timber houses built with the plentiful timber from the area.
One if Maryborough’s most famous people is Helen Lyndon Goff born in 1892. She went in to write Mary Poppins as PJ Travers. There is the Storytime bank where you can visit the Mary Poppins Museum.
We left by 9 am our group well organised and enthusiastic. First stop Burrum Heads which is the sleepiest, prettiest little coastal town. Full of little timber houses dotted along the long sandy beach it would be perfect for a family holiday wanting a simple beach holiday.
Back in the cars we headed for Childers with a stop along the way for an ice cream.
Made locally these ice creams on a stick were perfect for a refreshment under the trees.
Then we arrived in Childers a bustling little town made famous in recent years for the fire lit deliberately in the backpackers hostel. It claimed many young lives and the museum in the hostel tells of the sad day it happened.
We enjoyed a coffee in the old Post Office grounds.
There are some great little shops, all covid safe along the Main Street with some funny names!
On to Woodgate and lunch at the Bowls Club. Another lovely beach side holiday destination.
We arrived in Bargara on the coast outside Bundaberg for a two night stay. It’s on the water and is just lovely.
We had a self catered bbq at our units and shared many stories over a few glasses of red!