Sparkling scenery ... the stunning Cooloola Coast shoreline stretches for kilometres.

Peace in our time

It is still possible to find sanctuary on the Sunshine Coast, writes Debbie Neilson-Hunter.

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The Mary River at Maryborough

Maryborough - Places to See

Maryborough
Gracious and attractive city on the Mary River.
Maryborough calls itself 'Heritage City' and while it doesn't compare in grandeur and graciousness to Queensland's two premier 'Heritage Cities' - Rockhampton and Charters Towers - it can claim to predate them both by some decades. The city does have a large number of beautiful buildings and the original Maryborough site - now nothing more than a series of plaques set in lush tropical surroundings - is a model of how to recreate imaginatively a bygone era.

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The Old Butchers Shop, one of the many historic buildings in the town

Childers - Places to See

Childers (including Woodgate)
Well preserved historic town on the main road between Brisbane and Bundaberg.
Located 325 km north of Brisbane, 60 km north of Maryborough, 52 km south of Bundaberg and 108 m above sea level, Childers is a town which was created and sustained by the sugar cane which grew around it until there were 8 years of drought. The local council, determined to capitalise on the tourist traffic which drove through town without stopping, then embarked on a campaign which has resulted in the title 'Historic Childers - The National Trust Town' and now offers people speeding north to the resorts an ideal place to stop and explore a little of the region's interesting past.

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Maryborough - Fast Facts

Maryborough (including Timor and Bet Bet)
Small city which started life as a goldmining town.
Once a goldmining town, Maryborough has, over the years, become a small city of some 8000 people and a major industrial centre. It is located 166 km north-west of Melbourne via the Calder and Pyrenees Highways and 254 metres above sea-level

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Maryborough - Eat

Maryborough (including Timor and Bet Bet)
Small city which started life as a goldmining town.
Once a goldmining town, Maryborough has, over the years, become a small city of some 8000 people and a major industrial centre. It is located 166 km north-west of Melbourne via the Calder and Pyrenees Highways and 254 metres above sea-level

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Maryborough - Sleep

Maryborough (including Timor and Bet Bet)
Small city which started life as a goldmining town.
Once a goldmining town, Maryborough has, over the years, become a small city of some 8000 people and a major industrial centre. It is located 166 km north-west of Melbourne via the Calder and Pyrenees Highways and 254 metres above sea-level

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Maryborough - Culture and History

Maryborough (including Timor and Bet Bet)
Small city which started life as a goldmining town.
Once a goldmining town, Maryborough has, over the years, become a small city of some 8000 people and a major industrial centre. It is located 166 km north-west of Melbourne via the Calder and Pyrenees Highways and 254 metres above sea-level

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Maryborough - Places to See

Maryborough (including Timor and Bet Bet)
Small city which started life as a goldmining town.
Once a goldmining town, Maryborough has, over the years, become a small city of some 8000 people and a major industrial centre. It is located 166 km north-west of Melbourne via the Calder and Pyrenees Highways and 254 metres above sea-level

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