Visiting historical Maryborough is like a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The city centre is brimming with beautiful examples of colonial Queensland architecture.
The Town Hall is a beautiful example and it’s especially popular if you need a comfort stop, as it houses possibly the poshest public toilets in Australia.
Italy has the Sistine Chapel, but Maryborough now has the Cistern Chapel! The locals are flushing with pride over its lovely lavatories which are ornately decorated with a Victoriana theme.
Taking a leaf out of Michelangelo’s handbook, local artists, Arkos Juhasz and Gary Madden are the creators behind the breathtaking brushstrokes. From floor to ceiling each loo is lavishly adorned, making the Cistern Chapel a must-do in Maryborough!
You’ll also find painted on the walls of the Cistern Chapel a hint of the major attraction in town – Mary Poppins.
Maryborough is the birthplace of Mary Poppins author, Pamela Lyndon Travers. The creator of the world’s most famous nanny.
The Story Bank museum is a shrine to Poppins-mania. You can take a guided tour and there’s also the option to have morning tea with Mary. For real!
If you love Mary Poppins as much as we do, a good time to visit Maryborough is on Sunday 3rd July when the annual Mary Poppins Festival comes to town. Pop it in the diary as it’s sure to be practically perfect in every way!