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Great little place offering so much history for the area and throughout the Pioneer valley. Short... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
dddrnz
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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the house is also a tourist information centre, there are brochures and maps for tourist... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Fiona G
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Adelaide, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Anzac Avenue, Marian, Queensland 4740, Australia
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+61 7 4954 4299
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Great little place offering so much history for the area and throughout the Pioneer valley. Short drive from Mackay City but we'll worth it.

Thank dddrnz
Reviewed February 14, 2018

the house is also a tourist information centre, there are brochures and maps for tourist destinations within the region, and staff who are happy to assist if you need. The displays are well set out and provide detailed information about Dame Nellie and her career....More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

The staff here were extremely helpful and knowledge about their gorgeous area and the coffee shop on their verandah was the best coffee we have had on our trip around Australia and the view where we got to enjoy them by the river was stunning.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We popped into Melba house and were really pleased we did. There is a really lovely well stocked gift shop with some really beautiful and unique gifts all very reasonable priced. The staff are extremely welcoming and can answer any question. Great coffee as well!

Thank kolleyflower
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Having recently visited Melba house we could not recommend this place enough the people who volunteer to run Melba House were so knowledgeable about the region of Mackay. We learnt so much in a short visit.

Thank Sharna W
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place to visit. Cost nothing and volunteers are extraordinary. Finally I know more of the life of Dame Nellie Melba . A lady so bold and born before her time.. What a life she created. One ambitious rebel in all and generous to boot....More

Thank HazelBob
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Situated in the picturesque Pioneer Valley, Melba House is now a tourist information centre and gift shop located on the banks of the Pioneer River. The staff member was welcoming , friendly and knowledgeable about attractions and must see things to do in the region...More

Thank Strat4ds
Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a whim, as we had passed it by initially, and discovered a gem! Lyn, a volunteer, gave us a fabulous insight into Dame Melba, telling stories and sharing interesting information with such wonderful passion. She then provided us with with the most comprehensive...More

Thank Quest4Experience
Reviewed December 14, 2015

We happened upon this place quite by accident. But so glad we stopped. We all learned a lot about Dame Nelly, such a wonderful collection of memorabilia as well. Also the best information center in Mackay!

Thank Briallyn
Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have to give the staff/guide 5 stars for his knowledge of Nelly Melba. Although we arrived just on closing time, he was patient with us and very helpful. However, the displays all look a bit dusty and tired. I would have dearly loved to...More

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