As with any city located alongside a River, there is always the chance of flooding. Maryborough has experienced some bad floods over time, the worst in 1893 and then, in 2013, the city was hit by two major floods that came close together.
In the Bond store Museum, you can see the water level of where the flood water came to in the Museum, photo's and information on the flood.
In 2013, the whole of the city was flooded. What a lot of hard work has been carried out by the people of Maryborough to have this city back to looking its best by August 2013. There is still a lot of work to be done though.
The link to the floods doesn't work, so if you type into Google - Maryborough Queensland floods, you will find the images.
Even though Maryborough is a country city, it has Red Light Camera's.
I saw these located at some Traffic Light's, so what-ever you do, DON'T RUN A RED LIGHT.
It is ok to go through on Amber/caution.
I didn't see them anywhere else, but often a Van is pulled up on the side of the road and has a camera, so be careful when driving, watch the speed limit's.
You will see a flash as the camera takes a photo of your car, then you will receive your fine in the mail.
Look for the camera in my photo.
The Mary River which runs through Maryborough is a tidal River. The River rises and falls with the tides, and as it's sea water mixed with fresh water here. Saltwater Crocodiles have been known to frequent the River in Maryborough - See news item website.
There are warning and danger signs, so do take note of them, and don't risk falling into the water or swimming in the Mary River.
Be careful of putting your head and hands in the wooden stocks that are in the village green.
They are so small that I found it difficult to raise my head for a photo shoot.
It was very uncomfortable,I needed to bend over more than I wanted to and I am under 5ft tall.I felt that it could possibly cause injuries/problems for people who may not be flexible.
The village green is next door to City hall and Kent street Maryborough.
Not entirely certain if this was the flood that caused us to miss the Shania Twain Concert when she came to Brisbane.
There was no way to get down there for the concert. Other than fly, but flights were all booked out also...
Maryborough has been known to have the occasional flood when there is a good downpour. These photos ( from the web ) show the 1999 flood.
It would be a good idea to check on this if you are planning to visit.
The water was quite deep in certain parts of the city... but this is not new to this region, as there has been several floods here since I moved to Queensland.. some 15 years ago.