The Historic Village Herberton’s country setting provides a picturesque location for bus tours. Within our region there are several other attractions as well as quaint shops and inviting restaurants making it the perfect destination for day trips or a weekend getaway.
Private Australian Heritage Tour
Rain, hail, or shine, this tour departs from Cairns at 8 am, stopping to admire the views from renowned lookouts with spectacular views of the Coral Sea, waterfalls the rainforest and the city of Cairns right up to the Northern Beaches.
Visit the part of the oldest rainforest in the world, and learn about the diverse indigenous heritage of the Djabugay, who are the traditional Aboriginal people of the Rainforest in this area.
Are you hungry? Maybe a Devonshire morning tea included in the price of your tour at one of the Tablelands best Cafés is the order of the morning. Whatever your taste we’ll arrange it for you.
Before we arrive at Herberton Historic Village we discover the Atherton Tablelands massive contribution it played in the 2nd World War.
Now comes the highlight of the day – a self-guided tour of the Historical Pioneer Village in Herberton, plus an old fashioned cooked lunch. Choose from a selection of home cooked country style meals, made fresh and to your dietary requirements.
After lunch, feel free to take in some more of your favourite attractions at the village, including vintage cars, steam operated machinery, the old print shop, chemist, sweet shop, boot maker, school, blacksmith, vintage garage toyshop and so much more.
If time prevails, we visit the Herberton Mining Museum to discover how the town became famous for its large tin deposits. You can also try your luck at tin mining.
Next it’s time to follow the very scenic Crater Valley and Herberton Ranges along the highway to Mt Hypipamee and be overwhelmed with the depth and sight of an ancient crater formed thousands of years ago. Along the way discover the hidden truths about the land’s rich Indigenous heritage, and learn about the historical timber, railway, mining, war and dairy industries of the early pioneers.
By late afternoon it’s time to enjoy the sunset as you wind your way gently down through the steaming rainforests of the scenic Gillies or Kuranda ranges towards Cairns. Take a vote on the day, weather permitting, as to which way you return home, arriving back in Cairns at approximately 5:30 pm.
• Guided tour of the Historic Village Herberton plus free time
• Learn about indigenous heritage of the Djabugay
• Visit part of the oldest rainforest in the world
• All entrance fees, morning tea, and lunch included.
• Stop at the Herberton Mining Museum (time permitting)
• Travel the scenic Crater Valley and Herberton Ranges to Mt Hypipamee
Self-Drive Value Packages
While our international borders remain closed we are fortunate to have a backyard with endless options to explore. The team from Drive Tablelands have selected award winning combinations to offer you some great value self-drive packages to get you started on your next Tablelands adventure. For more details on the packages, click the links below.
Ultimate Escape For Two
Enjoy this great value self-drive package for two adults with access to the Atherton Tableland’s most celebrated attractions, Crystal Caves and the Historic Village Herberton.
Package includes lunch for two in the newly renovated Carrington Hotel.
Tablelands Family Fun Day
Enjoy this great value self-drive family package for two adults + 2 children (5 to 16 years) with access to the Atherton Tableland’s most celebrated attractions, Crystal Caves and the Historic Village Herberton.
Package includes lunch for a family of four in the newly renovated Carrington Hotel on the main street of Atherton.