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Queensland Explore Centre - Marian

Melba House Visitor Information Centre

Melba House began life as the home for the manager of Marian Sugar Plantation and his wife Helen Porter Mitchell who went on to become internationally famous as opera diva Dame Nellie Melba. Situated in Marian, the gateway to the Pioneer Valley, as well as being a visitor information centre, the house features a Melba memorabilia display, sugar industry display, local craft and houses Vintage Kiss Café.

Opening Hours:

Mon- Sun: 9.00am – 3:00pm 

Emerald Explore Centre, Photo credit Jesse Lindeman Photo credit: Jesse Lindeman

What We Offer:

  • Visitor information
  • Internet access
  • Melba memorabilia display
  • Sugar Industry display
  • Local handcrafts
  • Vintage Kiss Cafe

Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Bushwalking in Eungella National Park
2. Platypus viewing at Broken River.
3. Kangaroos on the beach at Cape Hillsborough
4. Fishing in three stocked impoundments (permit required)
5. clean sandy beaches from Sarina to Midge Point
6. camping in Eungella national park and Cape Hillsborough
7. whale watching (in season)
8. bird watching
9. Sugar Industry display at Sarina Sugar Shed
10. Rainforest Scuba – platypus encounters in the rainforest

Contact us:

Phone: 0749 544 299
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://www.mackayregion.com/melba-house-visitor-information-centre

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