Visit the heritage heart of Herberton and the oldest town on the Atherton Tablelands, established in 1880 to exploit the tin found on the hills surrounding The Wild River. Grace Street, the main street of Herberton, features historical pubs, shops, cafes, and visitors enjoy the old-world charm of this heritage town that has changed very little in 130 years. Download the Historic Village’s full guide to Herberton, including things to do, events, accommodation, and how to get here.
Things To Do Around Herberton
More than 327 species of birds can be found on the Atherton Tablelands, drawn by a variety of food, habitat, and climate. Some are resident while others are migratory.
Download the Historic Village’s guide to the Birds of Herberton.
The Railway Museum
Located at the end of John Street, The Railway Museum is open on weekends and public holidays. The museum The Atherton-Herberton Historic Railway Inc. volunteer organisation operates train rides from Herberton Station to the Historic Village Herberton on a regular Sunday timetable between 10am and 3pm.
Herberton Mining Museum
Occupying the site of the first big tin discovery at the Great Northern Mine, the museum has themed areas telling the fascinating story of Herberton’s mining history and the town’s development.
Padre White Reflection Park
The Padre White Memorial Chapel is dedicated to all Australians who served in conflicts. Located in Reflection Park, its design is based on a WWI field tent.
Herberton Spy & Camera Museum
To the unknowing eye, the Herberton Spy & Camera Museum’s ageing 130-year old exterior could easily lead a visitor to walk on by and write it off as a novelty. However, a quick peek through the front door reveals walls lined with cameras and old curiosities.
Great Northern Mine Walk
The one-kilometre Great Northern Mine walk starts at the Herberton Mining Museum and Visitor Information Centre carpark situated in Jacks Road, Herberton.
Drive QLD's Highest Declared Road
Start from Grace Street, Herberton and drive south for 15km. Turn right onto the Kennedy Highway and drive approx. 2km to the Tumoulin Road turn off, turn right and drive approx. 800m to the highest road at 1162m.