Visit Historic Village Herberton

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 50 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.
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.


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  • 5 star ratingGreat Family Day Out We really enjoyed the day at Herberton Village. Was so great to look at all of the amazing things with... read more

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    Worth a visit lots to see.

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    Trevor Stott

    An absolute must to visit if you're visiting the Tablelands. Fascinating historical village with so much attention to detail. ... read more

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    Debbie Legge

    Well organised collection of artefacts with excellent quality descriptive text. Much better than other historic villages we have visited in Victoria

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    Nicholas Ring
  • One of the best "olden days" places we have visited. There was so much to see and learn and getting... read more

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    K. Q

    My husband and I, had the privilege of visiting the Historic village at Herberton over the Easter break with family... read more

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    Wyn Hall

    5 star ratingA museum like no other What a fabulous walk back in time...loved the coach house garage and school....would recommend a visit..somethung a little bit different... read more

    219noelc Avatar

    5 star ratingFantastic Day out Seeing all the things from our past that we had forgotten about.
    We were continuously saying to each other ‘oh...
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  • 5 star ratingDon’t miss! A totally amazing day, we were blown away by how great the place was.
    The staff were so friendly and...
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    5 star ratingBest attraction in Atherton Tablelands This place is a must must must do of the Atherton Tablelands.
    We spent 2.5 hours here but could easily...
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    AnitaM89 Avatar

    Great place for a touch of history

    Lesley Avatar

    5 star ratingWonderful day out We spent a lovely day here. Lots to see. Friendly staff. Full of knowledge. Very well kept and maintained gardens... read more

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  • An amazing place to visit with so much on offer, that it is hard to encompass all displays and learning... read more

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    Ian Darby

    Honestly folks, the words awesome, fantastic, incredible are not descriptive enough. I can't think of words to do this Historical... read more

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    Green River

    5 star ratingStep back in time We had originally planned to stop in for a few hours and managed to spend the day and still could... read more

    Jet275 Avatar

    A well preserved snapshot of Australia's pioneers. Spent an hour in the bank library reading old magazines.

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  • Excellent exhibits. We were fortunate to see the blacksmith in action and talk to the wood turner. Both masters in... read more

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    Julie Waugh

    It was authentic, not commercial and full of interesting equipment and artifacts. My grand daughters missed out on a school... read more

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    Julie Bryant-Sullivan

    Really interesting village to explore! Well worth the visit.😇😇😇

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    Simon Hewat

    Wow .so much history well set outWell and truely worth a visit

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    Steven Gruenefeld
  • A place where history stores it's threshers and maintains them so well - must visit location !!!

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    Anna Who

    Amazing place, well and truly exceeded our expectations. Kids loved all of the displays and getting photos on some of... read more

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    Lance Walsh

    5 star ratingBest historic experience Impossible to single out any particular exhibit. A visit to the historic village is a complete immersion into... read more

    MAFellows Avatar

    A real eye opener. Blown away by all exhibits especially the imported vintage John Deere collection!!The blacksmith was terrific👍

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    Alfio Cristaudo
  • Passionately run and maintained, this is a wonderful look in to the history of not only the local area, but... read more

    Jamie Percival Avatar
    Jamie Percival

    Awesome way to spend the afternoon wandering back through time in amongst the beautiful gardens. Need a full day next time!

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    Jarryd Londino

    MAKE THIS VISIT!! IT IS A MUST DO! Wow, wow, WOW! Whilst on our travels in the tablelands we had... read more

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    Laura Monique Colette Parsons

    Need a couple of days to get around here to look at the collection of stuff from as far back... read more

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    Matthew Manser
  • Well kept and great place to spend a day

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    Ian Mendes

    5 star ratingWe went for the morning and spent five and one-half hours enjoying the experience. There are so many different buildings/shops/workshops to cover everybody's interests. The atmosphere is genuine the displays authentic.

    juliebN4764GQ Avatar

    If you are into history this plaze will amaze you great displays

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    Trevor Stone

    If your into vintage things this place has it all from trucks toys steam engines and a working train... read more

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    ryan bicycle engineering
  • Well worth the visit. My only regret was that we didn't give ourselves enough time, you really need a full... read more

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    Birgitt Thomas

    An extremely interesting place.So awesome to see just how much time and effort has been put in to this place... read more

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    Dallas McLean

    5 star ratingThis has to be one of the best. Fantastic historical village - so much stuff . The grounds are immaculate - the buildings and displays are fantastic. You... read more

    dontforgetyourhat Avatar

    Very nice place to step back in time, slow down and appreciate what was. Dog friendly.....

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    Jeff Don