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Myths and Legends of Maryborough Railway Station

Maryborough Railway Station is truly magnificent! Why was it built in this small Victorian country town?
Explore the station's origins and history, appreciate the craftmanship and experience the grandeur, with our guide on a one hour walking tour of the station.

Myths and legends abound in regard to Maryborough’s magnificent railway station.
How did a town with a relatively small population of 12,000 acquire such a magnificent station?
Was it a mistake that was intended for Maryborough Queensland?
Was it planned for Flinders St Melbourne?

Join our one hour guided tour to explore the myths and stories surrounding the origins of the station. Learn about the political intrigue of the day, including the Octopus Act and a Victorian Premier who was also Minister for Road and Rail.
Our tour guide will also highlight the intended purpose of each section of the station, some of the changes over time, and the craftsmanship and engineering of the day.
We may even tell you some stories about the station’s ghosts!

Afterwards, experience the grandeur: Visit the former First Class dining room, now a cafe, for morning or afternoon tea. (Additional to the tour.)

Event dates

Event Details

27 Station Street, Maryborough, Vic

Meet in front of the station steps
If weather is inclement, meet in the station foyer.


Sat 22 April - 10am - 11am
Thu 27 April - 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Tue 2 May - 10am - 11am
Sun 7 May - 9am - 10am

Entry fees:
Adults $ 5.00, Concession $ 3.50
Prebooking requiredvisitorinfo@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au0354604511
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Free Parking