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…

  • Amazing collection of historic vehicles, household items and a past way of life.

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    john cory
    06/05/21

    Most excellent first class village. Credit to all involved. We have shared our positive experience with the resort in Cairns... read more

    Carolyn Cerezo Avatar
    Carolyn Cerezo
    05/05/21

    Worth the time to revisit older days, they have heaps of things to see.

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    Jason Wearne
    02/05/21

    5 star ratingHistory as you rarely see it; very well presented on a green hillside in the open air beside a river There are untold numbers of museums containing historic items around Australia. Many are run by volunteers and suffer from a... read more

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    hateusername
    28/04/21
  • My wife and I visited Herberton and this historic village in April 2021 and we were totally impressed. It... read more

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    Nick Starrenburg
    28/04/21

    5 star ratingFantastic Day at Herberton Historic village Our visit to the Village was a real highlight on our Nth Q’ld holiday. The number and quality of the... read more

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    BevS182
    27/04/21

    Well worth stopping and checking out.

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    Murray Odgers
    27/04/21

    5 star ratingIncredible museum well worth visiting What an absolutely incredible museum located unexpectedly in this out of the way small country town! The extensive range of... read more

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    sydneysider48
    25/04/21
  • Well words can not describe this place it is a need to view

    DEBBIE Watkins Avatar
    DEBBIE Watkins
    24/04/21

    What a wonderful step back in time.

    Ian Phipps Avatar
    Ian Phipps
    24/04/21

    Wow this is an amazing place our kids loved every minute that we were there, this should be on everyone’s... read more

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    wayne govier
    19/04/21

    This is a premier tourist destination, one of the best maintained historical villages in Australia. There is so... read more

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    sam camp
    19/04/21
  • A must see while in Herberton, week ends probably the best time to go as more demonstrations going on.

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    Juliee Edge
    18/04/21

    So much to see lot of work put into the place

    Paul Edge Avatar
    Paul Edge
    17/04/21

    holy smokes what a bloody great place, spent 3 hours there and honestly you need a day there to look... read more

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    Reggie Briden
    16/04/21

    5 star ratingGreat Family Day Out We really enjoyed the day at Herberton Village. Was so great to look at all of the amazing things with... read more

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    jpbrierley
    13/04/21
  • Worth a visit lots to see.

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    Trevor Stott
    10/04/21

    An absolute must to visit if you're visiting the Tablelands. Fascinating historical village with so much attention to detail. ... read more

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    Debbie Legge
    10/04/21

    Well organised collection of artefacts with excellent quality descriptive text. Much better than other historic villages we have visited in Victoria

    Nicholas Ring Avatar
    Nicholas Ring
    09/04/21

    One of the best "olden days" places we have visited. There was so much to see and learn and getting... read more

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    K. Q
    09/04/21
  • My husband and I, had the privilege of visiting the Historic village at Herberton over the Easter break with family... read more

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    Wyn Hall
    07/04/21

    5 star ratingA museum like no other What a fabulous walk back in time...loved the coach house garage and school....would recommend a visit..somethung a little bit different... read more

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    219noelc
    04/04/21

    5 star ratingFantastic Day out Seeing all the things from our past that we had forgotten about.
    We were continuously saying to each other ‘oh...
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    lynettel398
    21/03/21

    5 star ratingDon’t miss! A totally amazing day, we were blown away by how great the place was.
    The staff were so friendly and...
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    paul-andrew-oconnor
    17/03/21
  • 5 star ratingBest attraction in Atherton Tablelands This place is a must must must do of the Atherton Tablelands.
    We spent 2.5 hours here but could easily...
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    AnitaM89
    16/03/21

    Great place for a touch of history

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    Lesley
    13/03/21

    5 star ratingWonderful day out We spent a lovely day here. Lots to see. Friendly staff. Full of knowledge. Very well kept and maintained gardens... read more

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    hazelronm
    11/03/21

    An amazing place to visit with so much on offer, that it is hard to encompass all displays and learning... read more

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    Ian Darby
    11/03/21
  • Honestly folks, the words awesome, fantastic, incredible are not descriptive enough. I can't think of words to do this Historical... read more

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    Green River
    11/03/21

    5 star ratingStep back in time We had originally planned to stop in for a few hours and managed to spend the day and still could... read more

    Jet275 Avatar
    Jet275
    10/03/21

    A well preserved snapshot of Australia's pioneers. Spent an hour in the bank library reading old magazines.

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    tybaltyrant
    05/03/21

    Excellent exhibits. We were fortunate to see the blacksmith in action and talk to the wood turner. Both masters in... read more

    Julie Waugh Avatar
    Julie Waugh
    28/02/21
  • It was authentic, not commercial and full of interesting equipment and artifacts. My grand daughters missed out on a school... read more

    Julie Bryant-Sullivan Avatar
    Julie Bryant-Sullivan
    28/02/21

    Really interesting village to explore! Well worth the visit.😇😇😇

    Simon Hewat Avatar
    Simon Hewat
    28/02/21

    Wow .so much history well set outWell and truely worth a visit

    Steven Gruenefeld Avatar
    Steven Gruenefeld
    21/02/21

    A place where history stores it's threshers and maintains them so well - must visit location !!!

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    Anna Who
    15/02/21

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Herberton History

Herberton History

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🎩 @createmorefun together with the super talented #HayleyGillespie will bring a unique twist to Pioneer Weekend, 2021 when they facilitate a 🤩 super cool @TropicalSteampunk Upcycled Workshop on Saturday, May 8 🎉
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✨ One Day Only: Tropical Steampunk Upcycled Workshops for kids and adults at Pioneer Weekend this Saturday May 8
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🧟‍♀️ Create your very own Steampunk costume props, facilitated by the delightful artist Hayley Gillespie #HJGillespie
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Make a collar, an arm piece and a rosette that can be worn as a broach or on your hat - all out of reclaimed materials ⚙️
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👉 This is a free workshop, however, normal entry fees to the Village apply. The adult workshop is bookable through the link in our bio @historicvillageherberton, the kids one in the afternoon is registration on the day.

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🤓 Herberton, otherwise known as the Village in the Hills, owes its European settlement to the discovery of tin. It takes its name from the Herbert River as its sits at its headwaters and it was named in 1864 after the first premier of Queensland.
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🤩 Pioneer Weekend Program is now out 🙌
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We strongly encourage anyone that is coming along to book their tickets online and beat the queue 😉
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👉 Check it out here: http://bit.ly/PioneerWeekendProgram // link in bio @historicvillageherberton
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🤩 Only a week to go until Pioneer Weekend is on again! Have you prepared your finest Fashions yet? Best-dressed kids and adults get to win Field prizes.
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🎩 Strut your stuff while having your young ones entertained, watch experts in their field demonstrate blacksmithing, wood chopping, tin panning, small engines, and more.
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👉 When: May 8 + 9, from 9am til 5pm
👉 Where: Historic Village Herberton
👉 Normal admission prices apply for Saturday and Sunday during Pioneer Weekend.
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The original Tiny House 😁 jokes aside, could you envision living in a
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📻 Ye old radio shop - what JB Hi-Fi used to look like 😉
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The Bakerville Hotel – loved for its gentle breeze while you take some well deserved rest after exploring the village.☕🍰⠀⠀
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A recent addition to our fire engine fleet is this 1930s British Bedford. ...

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Coffee lovers unite 😍 Enjoy delicious @whitewhale_cairns coffee at the Historic Village Herberton. ☕️ Now serving! ...

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Our Disney display is now open in our Toyshop. Don’t be Dopey or Bashful... can you name all seven of Snow White’s dwarfs? The Toyshop is a Happy place and you won’t be Grumpy! ...

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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.

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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.