Around 100 visiting travel trade and industry professionals were treated to an authentic Australiana experience at the Historic Village Herberton today.
Stepping back in time, the visitors tucked into a traditional bush breakfast complete with damper, baked beans, scrambled eggs and billy tea all cooked on the camp oven before taking in the 60 plus exhibits at the 16-acre Village.
Highlights included a visit to the John Deere Tractor Shed, the Herberton Times for a lesson in traditional printing, the Farriers Workshop for a blacksmithing demonstration and the 1883 Herberton School House where they all went back to school.
They also took in Elderslie House, the grand pioneer homestead of Herberton founder John Newell, the Chemist Shop as well as Day’s Garage and more.
Craig and Connie Kimberley, owners of the Historic Village Herberton Village, said it was a fantastic opportunity for the Village to host this number of delegates from the tourism industry.
“It was a great morning and a wonderful opportunity to showcase our incredible Village to so many influential people from the tourism industry.
“We hope they take something away with them from their time with us, spread the word and return soon,” he added.
Craig also thanked the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) North Queensland division committee who organised Inbound Up North and made the event possible.
“These delegates travelled across the Northern and Southern Tablelands to some of the most breathtaking locations in Australia, and we hope their visit will continue to bring benefits to all tourism operators for years to come,” he added.
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