The Historic Village Herberton has been recognised as one of the top three cultural tourism attractions in Queensland at the State Tourism Awards in Brisbane on Friday night, November 13.
Craig and Connie Kimberley, owners of the Historic Village Herberton, said they were incredibly proud to be recognised as a bronze award recipient.
"The standard of products and entries into the Queensland Tourism Awards was incredibly high and the whole team here at the Village takes considerable pride in being named a bronze winner in a field of highly competitive Queensland contenders."
Receiving the gold was Queensland Rail’s 150 years of rail, while the silver was awarded to the Mossman Gorge Centre.
The award category aims to recognise tourism operations that foster a greater understanding and appreciation of authentic culture, history, heritage and/or the arts.
Craig said it had been one of the most exciting and rewarding year’s in the Village’s history with a number of key projects that had been underway for many years coming to fruition.
“In May this year we officially opened Elderslie House, which was a real highlight, as well as building the children’s playground, restoring Stewart House and an old miner’s cottage, introducing free wifi across the Village and offering a three-day return pass.
“We are also really proud of the John Deere Tractor exhibit, which was expanded this year to feature six extremely rare tractors.”
Craig said the work wouldn’t stop there with the new toy shop currently under restoration, the Ted Keid Sawmill almost complete, as well as plans to rebuild a traditional farm house complete with chooks.
“None of this would be possible without the fantastic team at the Village as well as the wonderful community of Herberton who are behind us 100% in everything we do."
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