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…

  • 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
    16/01/21

    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
    16/01/21

    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
    14/01/21

    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
    12/01/21
  • Well kept and great place to spend a day

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    Ian Mendes
    10/01/21

    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.

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    juliebN4764GQ
    09/01/21

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

    Trevor Stone Avatar
    Trevor Stone
    07/01/21

    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
    06/01/21
  • 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
    03/01/21

    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
    03/01/21

    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

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    dontforgetyourhat
    31/12/20

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

    Jeff Don Avatar
    Jeff Don
    31/12/20
  • Great for the family of all ages

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    Tegan Crawford
    29/12/20

    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

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    IanMacleanNSS
    27/12/20

    I love the friendly staff

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    tharaka Damsara Demattanpitiarachchige
    25/12/20

    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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    Lisa122019
    23/12/20
  • Gotta go back, was so awesome, even kids enjoy going through historic village herberton

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    Sarah Baillie
    23/12/20

    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
    19/12/20

    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

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    libbynutts
    13/12/20

    The heights of a passion

    Michael Cross Avatar
    Michael Cross
    12/12/20
  • This place is fantastic, u gotta go! Allow 2 days!

    Kevin Drovandi Avatar
    Kevin Drovandi
    09/12/20

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

    Karyn Cornwell Avatar
    Karyn Cornwell
    05/12/20

    Awesome place to go back in time

    Aaron Ngo Avatar
    Aaron Ngo
    01/12/20

    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
    28/11/20
  • 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
    26/11/20

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

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    Eileen Gundry
    21/11/20

    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

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    peterandmaureenwill
    20/11/20

    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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    nadjapark
    19/11/20
  • One of the best displays of Australian heritage bloody excellent

    Ricki Mason Avatar
    Ricki Mason
    13/11/20

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

    Nick Detsimas Avatar
    Nick Detsimas
    09/11/20

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

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    Dianne Schultz
    07/11/20

    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
    04/11/20
  • This is a must do visit. This place has the best hystorical display that we have seen, (and we've... read more

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    Phil Elvery
    04/11/20

    I was sceptical.... just another bunch of rusting old stuff, but, no, it was interesting, comprehensive and... read more

    Sue Fanton Avatar
    Sue Fanton
    03/11/20

    This is the best we have ever seen for such a variety of our nations history. Do yourself a favour... read more

    MJ O Neill Avatar
    MJ O Neill
    02/11/20

    Absolutely fantastic. So much memorabilia. Recommend.

    John Kent Avatar
    John Kent
    01/11/20

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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
Butcher
Apothecary
Axeman’s Hall of Fame
RD6 Caterpillar & Dozer Collection

So much to see, explore and discover at the Historic Village Herberton.

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

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This slab-constructed police station is a reminder of how quickly European justice was brought to North Queensland. The building, constructed from local timbers, was quickly erected using an adze. It was moved to the Historic Village in the 1980s, in two sections, on the back of Harry Skennar’s F600 truck.
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Glen Dhu was a part of the large Scott Bros Valley of Lagoons holding, serving as Walter Scott’s head station. It was located on the “road” passing over the Seaview Range from Cardwell to the Gilbert River gold diggings. The Glen Dhu Native Police were on the property, under the charge of Mr Hamilton Scott by 1869. They were employed to quell reactions to the prospectors, diggers and pastoralists who were taking over traditional lands. Glen Dhu was the last hope of capturing anyone before the local people vanished into the protection of the Lava Plains.
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Stepping into the Pioneer's Wing you immediately have an idea of just how big a role this region played in World War II.
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The Pioneer's Wing features items from the 1880s to 1945 in each of the four separate displays - Military, Dental, Chinese and Hospital.
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If you could buy anything from the second hand shop, circa 1900s, what would it be?
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👞 👠 Calling all vintage shoe lovers! Which of these beautiful pieces is your favourite?
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The thing about being vintage is that it never goes out of fashion.
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♿ Did you know most buildings at the HIstoric Village are wheelchair accessible? Flat pathways let you explore most of our exhibits with ease.
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Nice fresh in the Wild River today. Just as well we have our suspension bridge to get over. ...

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115 years old and still working. Marshall Steam Traction engine at Historic Village Herberton. ...

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Teach them young, they said … 😅
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Who else wouldn’t mind going on a cruisy road trip with this beauty?
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🌟 A very happy New Year to you all! Let’s celebrate in style to make sure we’re off for a good start. We are open each day of the school holidays, 9am to 5pm 😊
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All new for this Christmas holidays – appreciate the size and scale of the huge Marshall Traction Engine. Would you know how to operate it?
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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.