Media Releases

Pioneer Weekend a Cracker for Historic Revellers

More than 1200 people came together at the weekend to celebrate Australia’s pioneering past with traditional fashion, food and entertainment at the Historic Village Herberton’s annual Pioneer Weekend (May 5-6). Revellers were treated first hand to life at the turn... read more...


Kath and Kim Croc Boats Return Home

 Two ‘tropics’ style dragon boats are coming back to their home territory where they will be displayed at the Historic Village Herberton. The croc boats, named Kath and Kim, were made in 1989 by Atherton Rotary Club. They were paddled on Atherton Tablelands’ lakes in water... read more...


Vintage Village Victorious As One of Australia's Best

The Historic Village Herberton has been named one of the 10 best museums in Australia. The Atherton Tablelands open air pioneer museum was named by TripAdvisor as one of the country’s top 10 museum experiences, up there with Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria... read more...


Five Minutes With Darryl

  Darryl Cooper loves his job as curator of the Historic Village Herberton, from reaching back in time to solving mysteries to meeting the thousands of people who come through its well-worn doors. You are the Curator at the Historic Village Herberton, tell me more about this... read more...


School Holiday Fun

The school holidays are an ideal time to head for the hills – and the Historic Village Herberton. There is so much to see and do here that you should have no trouble disconnecting the kids from their digital devices.  Enjoy a bush walk and a picnic or head over the timber... read more...