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…

  • 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.

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    Dail Malins
    21/05/21
  • What a wonderful collection of period buildings and artifacts. It is the sort of place that takes more than one... read more

    Kym Wilson Avatar
    Kym Wilson
    20/05/21

    Fantastic display of literally millions of pieces in a setting of old buildings. We stayed for 4 hours and didn’t... read more

    Owen Bentley Avatar
    Owen Bentley
    19/05/21

    Amazing!! Sooo much to see and learn and appreciate! Such a fascinating and wonderful display of soooo many historical pieces.... read more

    Bee Pope Avatar
    Bee Pope
    19/05/21

    A wonderful place to take the family , especially during the Pioneer festival. Just remember to take a picnic, as... read more

    Michele McIntosh Avatar
    Michele McIntosh
    17/05/21
  • Must do bucket list item. Allow 2 days to complete the awesome buildings

    Shane Mitchell Avatar
    Shane Mitchell
    17/05/21

    Definitely need more than 1 day to explore the entire site, it's humungous! Great to see gadgets which brings... read more

    Jo-Anne Buckmaster Avatar
    Jo-Anne Buckmaster
    14/05/21

    This place is one of the best historical displays I have seen. Pay 1 day you can return for 2... read more

    Melanie Emeny Avatar
    Melanie Emeny
    13/05/21

    Great place to step back in time.

    K D Avatar
    K D
    10/05/21
  • This place is absolutely amazing!!! I can't say enough to tell people to come here. The amount of time, money,... read more

    Julie Veleff Avatar
    Julie Veleff
    10/05/21

    Hugh variety of historical artefacts. Can spend a whole day exploring. Something for everyone. The train trip is great to... read more

    Deby Ruddell Avatar
    Deby Ruddell
    10/05/21

    Totally recommend it!! Loved it, so awesome 👍👍

    Gavin Lansdown Avatar
    Gavin Lansdown
    10/05/21

    This would be without doubt the best heritage museum I have ever been fortunate enough to look through. The owners... read more

    Daryl Napper Avatar
    Daryl Napper
    09/05/21
  • 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.

    Jason Wearne Avatar
    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

    BevS182 Avatar
    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

    wayne govier Avatar
    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

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

    Juliee Edge Avatar
    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

    Reggie Briden Avatar
    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

    Debbie Legge Avatar
    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

    K. Q Avatar
    K. Q
    09/04/21

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Herberton History

Herberton History

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It's hard to imagine the special role horses once played in the daily lives of people. The Historic Village's Coach House takes people back to a time when ordinary horses pulled carts around surburban streets delivering bread, milk, grocieries, fruit, vegetables and even ice - some carts like this below - even collected the waste.

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Old machinery brought back to life at Historic Village Herberton. ...

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Can we go back and do it all again?

Yes we can! The dates have been set for 2022 - Saturday & Sunday May 7-8.

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Gather around and watch closely as Village curator Darryl Cooper brings the very traditional craft of blacksmithing to life at the forge, located at the Farriers Workshop.
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Our nice old 1930s British Bedford fire truck is smartening up quite well. ...

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🧺 Laundry Day!
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Did you know washing machines may actually have been in use from the 16th century?
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Of course, these washing machines don’t quite resemble our modern-day machines.
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From the old wash-houses back in the day that would use abrasive sand to remove dirt to our modern appliances, washing machines sure have evolved and boy are we glad for that! 😄
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What do you know about ventriloquist dummies?
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These puppets were used by entertainers skilled in the art of “throwing their voice” giving the illusion the puppet was speaking. 😯
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The word ventriloquism means speaking from the stomach and it dates all the way back to the classical Greece era.
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Have you ever experienced a ventriloquist performance?
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Australia’s automobile history has not been lost with an extensive collection of vehicles from the rustic to the restored on show throughout the Village. 🚗
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🤩 Enjoy live demonstrations and wander through original buildings, transporting you back to the pioneer days.
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Fun for those young and young at heart! 😁
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Who still remembers radios like these? 📻 Do you still have one in your home?
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😍 A 1936 Pontiac 🚗 Can you imagine all the places this vehicle has been to?
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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.