HERITAGE-LISTED Queens Park is one of Australia’s earliest botanic gardens and is an important part of Maryborough’s distinctive character. It is renowned for its sweeping river views, rolling green lawns, ornamental flower beds, towering trees and unique heritage features. hundreds of rare and beautiful trees, flowers and shrubs. Many remain today with the park renowned for its mix of exotic and native plants and trees. The magnificent Banyan Fig specimen (Ficus Benghalensus) is thought to have been planted as early as the 1870s and is one of the largest in Australia. The Crows Ash (Flindersia Australis) is the oldest tree in the park and was growing before European settlement of the area in 1847. The waterfall area of Maryborough's Queens Park was originally a quarry, which was later converted into a pond, that is regularly home to several ducks swimming on its surface or even catching some sun on the edges.