Melba House

Attractions Marian

Hours: Note: Open Daily from 0900 to 1500. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Phone: 4954 4299
Fax: 4954 4296


Her soft brown eyes captured the hearts of men, her voice cast a magic spell on audiences in London, Paris and many other cities in Europe as well as the United States of America, the legendary diva Dame Nellie Melba.

Few know that the acclaimed opera singer spent the first year of her married life in a small house right here in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, in Marian.

And the house where the diva with the golden voice lived, is now open to the public for free. It shows a beautiful array of photos, recordings, memorabilia, books and furniture of her time. All this has been lovingly reconstructed by members and supporters of the Pioneer Valley Tourism and Development Association.

The house built in 1882, was rescued from demolition by the Mirani Shire Council who restored the run down building and transported it from Marian Mill to a more prominent riverbank setting along the main Eungella Road in Edward Lloyd Park two kilometres from the heart of Marian.

The house boasts an arts and craft shop featuring an extensive array of locally handmade gifts and souvenirs and is the home to the Pioneer Valley Visitor Information Centre. It is also home to Vintage Kiss Coffee Shop (6.00am to 12.30pm daily).

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Child activities
  • Coach parking
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Internet Access
  • Internet access
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Picnic area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded area
  • Sheltered area
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Visitor Information Centre

Map & Directions

Location: 4 Anzac Avenue, Marian, Queensland 4753 Australia