Experience Living History

Prepare to be wowed as you step back in time to an era that has long been forgotten. Australia’s timber, farming and mining history lives again at this authentic and award winning 100% family owned attraction. Spend the day exploring the collection of more than 60 original buildings complete with shops, a functioning tearooms, antique motor vehicles, small engines, fashion, John Deere tractors and more.

Here’s what you’ve said about us…

  • GO HERE. I have been here probably four or five times over the years. It is fantastic. I’m not a... read more

    Chelsea Smith Avatar
    Chelsea Smith
    23/07/21

    Wow! We travel heaps & have seen more than our share of historic venues. You'll never see a more comprehensive... read more

    Ruth Brook Avatar
    Ruth Brook
    22/07/21

    Village was great displays were very informative but eat before you go. Menu at Tea room needs to be updated... read more

    Sharon Bradley Avatar
    Sharon Bradley
    22/07/21

    Well worths pending a couple of hours wandering and remin escing.

    Neil Nash Avatar
    Neil Nash
    22/07/21
  • Great experience with all the memories of the past times spent with my grandparents,

    Albert Eacott Avatar
    Albert Eacott
    21/07/21

    Loved it

    Janette Elvery Avatar
    Janette Elvery
    20/07/21

    Easy few days viewing.

    Diane Rennie Avatar
    Diane Rennie
    20/07/21

    Very interesting and well the visit...too much to see though. You will need hours.

    Bruce Dahl Avatar
    Bruce Dahl
    15/07/21
  • Fantastic place to visit. So interesting well set out and staff fabulous. It would be one of the best... read more

    Gayle and Rob Avatar
    Gayle and Rob
    14/07/21

    Village was fantastic. Food not so great.

    Tracy Duncan Avatar
    Tracy Duncan
    12/07/21

    Very good displays. Well presented as a restored 19th century town.

    Michael Moser Avatar
    Michael Moser
    10/07/21

    Great experience. Recommend it to younger people to see how life was before computers.

    Daniel Sing Avatar
    Daniel Sing
    09/07/21
  • This place is a must see if you are in the area. Amazing collection of history.

    Rick Sammons Avatar
    Rick Sammons
    09/07/21

    A lot of history gathered in this one place.

    Dan Keen Avatar
    Dan Keen
    07/07/21

    Marvelous look back into history. The llace is chock full of items from the past,an incredible insight.

    Michael Findlay Avatar
    Michael Findlay
    07/07/21

    It’s a great day out although it would be nice if they notified customers that the train and damper/billy tea... read more

    Courtney Pearce Avatar
    Courtney Pearce
    07/07/21
  • Amazing, worth a trip to Herberton just to spend the day there.

    Jan Boswood Avatar
    Jan Boswood
    06/07/21

    Lots of interesting things here

    Paige Marshall Avatar
    Paige Marshall
    05/07/21

    great step back in time

    Gregory Weller Avatar
    Gregory Weller
    03/07/21

    Great little village and an incredible collection of artefacts revealing our incredible history, maintained by a very dedicated and passionate... read more

    Craig Duthie Avatar
    Craig Duthie
    03/07/21
  • Amazing experience. So much to see. On 16 acres. Easily spend 1.5 to 2.0 days.Best historical museum I have seen... read more

    David Brook Avatar
    David Brook
    03/07/21

    Great experience of collections of Australian history. Leave a full day. Well worth the visit 👍👍

    Derek Messner Avatar
    Derek Messner
    02/07/21

    Most excellent, couldn't take it all in, will have to go back.

    Ian Brown Avatar
    Ian Brown
    02/07/21

    Had a great time. If you appreciate Australian history you could spend the day here

    Wayne Campbell Avatar
    Wayne Campbell
    02/07/21
  • Probably the best historical museum in Australia. Fantastic place, the memorabilia, machines, trucks, buildings and general locality and history is... read more

    Elton Walker Avatar
    Elton Walker
    25/06/21

    Loved it! Got to take our dog, heaps of detail and very friendly staff

    Keren Bosworth Avatar
    Keren Bosworth
    25/06/21

    Wonderful walking the old times

    Rodd Chignell Avatar
    Rodd Chignell
    25/06/21

    A great jump into the past of Herberton. Must visit this place

    Daniel Quintieri Avatar
    Daniel Quintieri
    25/06/21
  • Worth a visit. Very professional operators. The volunteers are very dedicated and well worth respect for their skills

    Susan Pearson Avatar
    Susan Pearson
    25/06/21

    My granddaughter n I had a great time will def do it again

    Melanie Rosenfeldt Avatar
    Melanie Rosenfeldt
    16/06/21

    A must to do unbelievable amount of history need about 2 days to see... read more

    michael hogan Avatar
    michael hogan
    16/06/21

    I have been to a few Historic Village museums, Herberton is the Best. Amazing the amount of historic... read more

    Ian Crocker Avatar
    Ian Crocker
    16/06/21
  • A great place to visit.Well set up and informative. Historic cars that actually have their motors running.👍

    Richard Barton Avatar
    Richard Barton
    29/05/21

    This place is the hidden gem of Far North Queensland. Think of Sovereign Hill in immaculate condition, with attention to... read more

    Richard Lloyd Avatar
    Richard Lloyd
    28/05/21

    Excellent

    Kevin Dunshea Avatar
    Kevin Dunshea
    24/05/21

    Friendly, Nick couldn't be more accommodating the pizzas great value.

    Dail Malins Avatar
    Dail Malins
    21/05/21

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Explore Historic Village Herberton

Start planning your visit to the historical town of Herberton and discover the history of the oldest town on the Atherton Tablelands.

Explore Historic
Herberton 

Start planning your visit to the historical town of Herberton, and discover the history of the oldest town on the Atherton Tablelands.

Guide Book
Souvenir Edition

Take home a wonderful reminder of your trip to Historic Village Herberton with this beautifully printed, Souvenir Edition featuring all the special exhibits and collections on display. Also a great gift idea for loved ones.