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…

  • Fantastic historic village! Very educational but in a fun and interesting way! Great for everyone of all ages! Definitely recommend... read more

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    Sarah Wark

    Long way to get here from Cairns. Good for relaxing day to discovery of historic of people of mining and lifestyle.

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    frank Rudd

    By far the best museum I have ever been to the attention to detail is second to none absolutely awesome facility.

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    Thomas Bell

    You really need more than one day to visit. An absolutely brilliant collection on display. The displays are set out... read more

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    Victoria Reimann
  • This is one of the best museums we have ever visited. When they offer you the 3 day pass I... read more

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    Michelle Kerr

    This is a must stop. It is interactive. The displays are well thought out and put together . Do not... read more

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    Ian Steven

    Absolutely fascinating. Brought back so many memories. Very well done and put together. Just loved it and the people/volunteers very... read more

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    J V

    Easy to lose a day here. So many buildings and so many things to see in each building. This is... read more

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    Geraldine Orchard
  • If you are into Aussie History and old machinery, it is a wonderful place to spend a day or two.... read more

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    David Meeds

    amazing collection of objects and buildings, we especially liked the cars and carriages. had an excellent coffee and fresh scone.... read more

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    Cheri Parks

    Fabulous little village. Well worth the visit

    Lea Greene Avatar
    Lea Greene

    So much to see not what I expected it was brilliant

    Heather Hume-Tomlinson Avatar
    Heather Hume-Tomlinson
  • Great village. Plenty to see. Allow a few hours.

    Pam Tranter Avatar
    Pam Tranter

    A really interesting insight into various stages of Australia's colonial past. From old mining industry equipment and settlements, to the... read more

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    Craig Stitt

    Well worth a visit if interested in Australia in the 1900s

    Norsa Avatar

    Great place,allow a full day.

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    Lee Barnes
  • Was awesome take water n food there's a lot to see if your into old day collections we stayed for... read more

    starzkee1 Avatar

    Very nice and lovely place.

    Marie Avatar

    Loved it

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    Robert Delfos

    A wonderfully well maintained historical capsule of AustraliaYou need a good few hours here.

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    Lyn Jay
  • The place is amazing with a wide variety of historical artefacts. There are some gadgets I recognised using in my... read more

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    gideon zamimba

    Lovely day spent there ,looking at all the historic buildings act.

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    Garry Freeman

    A must visit attraction.Comprehensive range of displays with short explanation signage.Allow plenty of time to visitThe multi day pass an... read more

    Richard Nicholson Avatar
    Richard Nicholson

    Highly recommended. It is a credit to the town and the volunteers. Amazed at how clean, neat and tidy the... read more

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    Gary McInnes
  • One day is not enough to fully explore and enjoy this amazing place.

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    Andrew Ackers

    Thanks to the owners & staff for giving us a fantastic visit over 2 days. It was so authentic with... read more

    Sharyn Nicholson Avatar
    Sharyn Nicholson

    A fantastic place, there is so much history. Displays were well maintained. Easily spend a few hours

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    KZ S

    The Village makes you feel as you were back in the 19th century

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    Marion Bruggmann
  • We loved our visit and wished we had been able to spend more time there. The historic village is a... read more

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    Bernadette Brown

    What a great village to visit. Congratulations to management of this venue.

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    dawn mansfield

    Had a great day here - blacksmith was Fantastic! Really interesting and well presented for all the family to enjoy.

    Bron Bollaert Avatar
    Bron Bollaert

    Loved it

    Karen Saunders Avatar
    Karen Saunders
  • Fantastic, step back in time experience, spent about 6 hrs exploring and still didn't see all of it.

    Steve Boyd Avatar
    Steve Boyd

    Absolute wonderful experience. So many old artefacts to view, one of the best historic museums I've ever visited. Highly recommended.

    Katarina Delios Avatar
    Katarina Delios

    Wow, just wow

    Rita Lawrence Avatar
    Rita Lawrence

    This place is well worth going to see, you need at least a day to see everything. Everything is so... read more

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    Cherie Colbert

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How often have you picked up your mobile today already, to call or text someone?

Now imagine you’d have to head over to a phone booth every time 🙂

📸 by @chardysgocamping

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😅 Need a little something to keep your energy up? At the Bakerville Tearooms, you’ll be greeted with ☕️ tea, coffee, 🥪 sandwiches, 🍰 cakes and other delights to enjoy on the breezy verandah overlooking the village grounds on one side and the river on the other side 😍

You are also welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy one of the many lovely spots available to sit and relax.
The Tearooms are open during high season which ends 26 January so make sure to visit before then 😊
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All steam engine and vintage machinery buffs, here's something truly spectacular for you:
We'll be starting our 1905 Steam Traction Engine this Sunday 🚜

It is a two-speed, single cylinder, six horsepower machine and was originally built as an agricultural machine in Gainsborough, England.

You'll also have the opportunity to inspect the engine close up and chat with their driver afterwards.

January 16th at 2pm

Historic Village Herberton

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⛽ Fill ‘er up!
Pre-WWII hand-pumped petrol bowsers at the #HistoricVillageHerberton
Pic by @peterst.clair
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Two more weeks of School Holidays! Have you taken advantage of our three-day return pass yet? There’s so much to see and do, you’ll be busy the entire time 🙂

Details on our website, link is in the bio @ historicvillageherberton

Clip by @beckabryce
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🔬🧪 Surgical extraction instruments…mmmhhh?

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The Village from above

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Starting the new year full of good intentions – what are yours?
#pioneervillage #outdoormuseum #pioneermuseum #historicvillageherberton #herberton #athertontablelands #exploretnq #thingstodoincairns #pioneerbuilding #thingstodoincairns #thingstodoinaustralia

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Imagine popping down to your local grocer and it looked like this?

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Immerse yourself in Australia’s pioneering history with the Village’s range of interactive displays.

Highlights include blacksmithing, wood turning, John Deere Tractors, printing press, small engines, the working saw mill and olden day vehicles.

Please check the timetable below to plan your visit.
https://www.historicvillageherberton.com.au/ (link in bio)

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🎄Merry Christmas to you from everyone here at the Historic Village Herberton🎄

Thank you for your continuous support, we wish you and your loved ones to have a wonderful Christmas.

PS. The Village is closed today but will be open again tomorrow at 9am. ✨
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📷 @beckabryce
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🌟 Opening hours over the holidays:

The Village will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25), but is open on all other Australian public holidays.

Until January 26, we are open 9.00am - 5.00pm, with last entry at 3.30pm.

January 27 until March 31, we will be open 9.30am - 4.00pm, with last entry at 2.30pm
For further details, visit us on https://www.historicvillageherberton.com.au/ (link in bio)

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😅 Remember the Pretty Maid vacuum cleaner?

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This 1935 John Deere Model B tractor helped shape the farming industries known today around the world.

The Model ‘B’ tractor revolutionised the agricultural industry in the 1930s, and subsequently became the most popular tractor in Deere & Company’s history.

This tractor was able to pull the same load as four horses and with its simple magneto-driven ignition system did not require a battery.

Simplicity, economy and durability meant this tractor was perfect for any small crop farmer who needed animal-free power.

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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.