Plan Your Visit
Set on 16 acres, the Historic Village Herberton is a tin mining town with shops, pub, bank, chemist, grocer, printer, and garage. There are more than 60 restored period buildings making this outdoor museum the most significant in Queensland.
Plan to spend the day and take your time taking in thousands of genuine antiques, Australian collectibles, vintage machinery and vehicles, and more. Working exhibits are brought to life during school holidays and on some weekends – so please check the daily activities schedule to see what’s on.
The Historic Village Herberton is a 90-minute drive from Cairns and there is plenty of free parking on-site, including space for RVs and caravans.
School Holidays and Weekend Fun
The Historic Village school holiday programs have loads of scheduled activities with something to interest everyone. There are also regular events held on weekends and public holidays.
See the 1923 Harley Davidson, 1923 T Model Ford and the 1927 Morris Cowley Van start up or hear the impressive might of the 1927 Ruston Hornsby as its large diesel engine kicks into life or a fully restored 1910 steam engine.
Live blacksmithing demonstrations are a must and you can even have your name printed on a wanted poster. Cross the 75-metre suspension bridge to enjoy the Village’s nature trails, or the custom designed “vintage playground”.
Birdwatching, Bushwalking and Picnics
Cross the bridge and discover nature at her best. Easy walking trails run, which run adjacent to Wild River offer the best vantage to see native animal and birdlife.
Download our Birds of Herberton brochure here.
Where to Eat
The Village’s Bakerville Tearooms are open during high season.
Enjoy tea, coffee, sandwiches, cakes and other delights.
You are also welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy one of the many lovely spots available to sit and relax.
We are an All Person Access attraction, with rest areas, concrete ramps, manicured lawns, guard rails, and footpaths making 98% of the Village accessible to wheelchairs, and 100% accessible to those in wheelchairs but with some mobility.
Please note: The Eastern side of the Village (across the Suspension bridge to the John Deere Tractor Shed), does not have concrete footpaths, but does have a level, well-compacted road.
Please phone ahead if you would like to book a complimentary wheelchair.