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  • Address: 6 Broadway Street, Herberton, Queensland, Australia QLD 4887, Australia
  • Hours: Open daily 9am-5pm in high season, 9am-4pm in low season
  • Admission: Adults: $28; Children: $12

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Herberton Historical Village Tours

What do you imagine it would be like to live in Queensland in the 1880s, when pioneering settlers were pushing farther north and establishing towns along the way? Would life be difficult here in the hills, where meat had to be butchered, clothes had to be sewn, and boots were all made by hand, or would you welcome a simpler time that was free of our fast, modern day stress? These are questions you can ask for yourself at Herberton Historical Village, a phenomenally preserved example of life in 19th century Queensland. Wander the dusty village streets past 50 different buildings that date to the town’s original founding, when tin was suddenly discovered in these hills and miners flocked in droves. For over 90 years the town of Herberton boomed as a tin mining town, and at one point even had 17 pubs where the miners could drink and get loose. Today tourism drives the town, the most popular sight being the historical village where you can stroll past the chemist’s shop, peruse the frock shop, or admire the carriages and old time cars inside the wooden garage. Grab a scone at the Bakersville tea rooms or a pint at the Tin Pannikin Pub, and experience firsthand was life was like out here on the Queensland frontier. At an elevation of 3,000 feet in the rolling Atherton Tablelands, Herberton is Queensland’s highest town—and also one of its coldest—and the site of the best Australiana found anywhere in the country.

Practical Info

Guided tours are available from Cairns, or visitors with their own transport can visit independently. Plan to spend at least 3 hours exploring the entire village.

Tours & Tickets

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Historic Village Herberton Trip from Cairns with Granite Gorge, Cairns & the Tropical North, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Historic Village Herberton Trip from Cairns with Granite Gorge

Enjoy a day trip from Cairns exploring Paronella Park, the largest open area museum in Queensland, Historic Village Herberton,  Granite Gorge  to see wide ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.30
Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda and Barron Falls, Cairns & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda and Barron Falls

On your very own private tour, travel through Pioneering Australian History with the award winning Herberton Historical Village. Visit Kuranda lookout, Barron ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $166.16
Historic Village Herberton Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda Village and the Skyrail ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Historic Village Herberton Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda Village and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Arrive at Herberton Historical Village at approximately 10am. Explore the Herberton Historic Village collection currently featuring over 50 original out house ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.18

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