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

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    Anna Who

    Amazing place, well and truly exceeded our expectations. Kids loved all of the displays and getting photos on some of... read more

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    Lance Walsh

    5 star ratingBest historic experience Impossible to single out any particular exhibit. A visit to the historic village is a complete immersion into... read more

    MAFellows Avatar

    A real eye opener. Blown away by all exhibits especially the imported vintage John Deere collection!!The blacksmith was terrific👍

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    Alfio Cristaudo
  • Passionately run and maintained, this is a wonderful look in to the history of not only the local area, but... read more

    Jamie Percival Avatar
    Jamie Percival

    Awesome way to spend the afternoon wandering back through time in amongst the beautiful gardens. Need a full day next time!

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    Jarryd Londino

    MAKE THIS VISIT!! IT IS A MUST DO! Wow, wow, WOW! Whilst on our travels in the tablelands we had... read more

    Laura Monique Colette Parsons Avatar
    Laura Monique Colette Parsons

    Need a couple of days to get around here to look at the collection of stuff from as far back... read more

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    Matthew Manser
  • Well kept and great place to spend a day

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    Ian Mendes

    5 star ratingWe went for the morning and spent five and one-half hours enjoying the experience. There are so many different buildings/shops/workshops to cover everybody's interests. The atmosphere is genuine the displays authentic.

    juliebN4764GQ Avatar

    If you are into history this plaze will amaze you great displays

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    Trevor Stone

    If your into vintage things this place has it all from trucks toys steam engines and a working train... read more

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    ryan bicycle engineering
  • Well worth the visit. My only regret was that we didn't give ourselves enough time, you really need a full... read more

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    Birgitt Thomas

    An extremely interesting place.So awesome to see just how much time and effort has been put in to this place... read more

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    Dallas McLean

    5 star ratingThis has to be one of the best. Fantastic historical village - so much stuff . The grounds are immaculate - the buildings and displays are fantastic. You... read more

    dontforgetyourhat Avatar

    Very nice place to step back in time, slow down and appreciate what was. Dog friendly.....

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    Jeff Don
  • Great for the family of all ages

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    Tegan Crawford

    5 star ratingAll of FNQ’s colonial history in one place If you want to get an insight to life at the turn of the century and into the 1950’s, or... read more

    IanMacleanNSS Avatar

    I love the friendly staff

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    tharaka Damsara Demattanpitiarachchige

    5 star ratingTrip back in time The village is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about history. The displays are well set up and the staff... read more

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  • Gotta go back, was so awesome, even kids enjoy going through historic village herberton

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    Sarah Baillie

    was an amazing visit there today, we left it too late and didn't get enough time. It is well... read more

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    Andrew N Maryann Jones

    5 star ratingGood fun This place has a huge range of memorabilia and artifacts, we entered late in the day so only spent an... read more

    libbynutts Avatar

    The heights of a passion

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    Michael Cross
  • This place is fantastic, u gotta go! Allow 2 days!

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    Kevin Drovandi

    This was a fantastic place to visit. The buildings have been restored as you would imagine they would have been... read more

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    Karyn Cornwell

    Awesome place to go back in time

    Aaron Ngo Avatar
    Aaron Ngo

    What an amazing place that just has to be seen and experienced. We spent hours wondering through the village, the... read more

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    Justin Blank
  • Historic Village Herberton was the highlight of my trip to the Atherton Tablelands. The village is the best historic village... read more

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    Kevin M

    Had no idea what a great set-up this is...over 60 different buildings to see

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    Eileen Gundry

    5 star ratingWOW... Trip down Memory Lane and Beyond What a day, our visit to Herberton Historical Village surpassed our expectations. Just wish we had a little more time,... read more

    peterandmaureenwill Avatar

    5 star ratingFascinating experience for all the family! We called in here as we drove through the Atherton Tablelands on a wonderful recent holiday in Far North Queensland.... read more

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  • One of the best displays of Australian heritage bloody excellent

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    Ricki Mason

    Best I have seen.amazing display. Well done all who contributed.

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    Nick Detsimas

    This is an amazing experience. I have the utmost respect and admiration for the many volunteers who not only... read more

    Dianne Schultz Avatar
    Dianne Schultz

    5 star ratingExcellent and Informative Step back in Time An extensive collection of buildings and. artifacts and displays. We spent six hours there but could have spent a... read more

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    Boyd J

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While most of our exhibits are of original size, we also have some miniatures on display - here is one of them 😊
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Rainy weather bringing on coughs and colds? We have all the remedies at Historic Village Herberton! ...

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🍾 Our vintage bottle collection! Which one is your favorite?
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🤗 Historic Village Herberton offers a beautiful backdrop for your wedding ceremony and photographs. Its streets and scenery provide the perfect props to accentuate modern-day brides and grooms.
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Herberton looking very colourful. ...

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My husband and I spent a few hours here but you could easily spend a couple of days exploring. Husband is a car enthusiast and was in total awe of the collection and how immaculately they are cared for.
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There is sooooo much to see and do and the entry price is a very reasonable $31 per adult. For the amount of hard work that would go into maintaining such a stunning attraction I think the price is very fair. Every building we went in to as well as the grounds are so incredibly clean and tidy and well cared for.
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Much better value for money than other local attractions that charge $50 to view some old relic buildings. On Sundays you can pay $5 for a return train ride from the village to Herberton Station which was very entertaining with some lively volunteers from the Herberton Railway.
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To top it all off, the local pub down the road has lovely cold beer and a great atmosphere. You absolutely must visit the Herberton Historic Village but make sure you set aside heaps of time!
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What is there to see down this tiny street at the Historic Village Herberton?

Grocer’s Store
Farmer’s Store
Axeman’s Hall of Fame
RD6 Caterpillar & Dozer Collection

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Who has used one of these ‘Five Minute Washers’? Complete with wringer! ...

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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

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.