Herberton Historical Village Day Trip From Cairns - One Of The Best Ever Tours.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns - One of the best ever tours., 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023 Hotel pickups commence appr.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Since this is a private group tour, we can collect you from your nominated hotel or accommodation address.
    Cairns Airport, Airport Ave, Aeroglen, Queenslan.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


On your very own private tour, travel through Pioneering Australian History with the award winning Herberton Historical Village. Visit Kuranda lookout, Barron Falls and the local Bridges caf. Take a guided tour of the Historical pioneer village of Herberton, followed by an old fashioned cooked lunch. After lunch feel free ride on the Tin-lander train, follow the scenic Crater Valley and Herberton Ranges along the Hwy to Mt Hypipamee. Discover hidden truths of the rich Indigenous heritage, historical timber, railway, mining, war and dairy industries of the early pioneers. Enjoy the sunset as you wind your way gently down through the steaming rainforests of the scenic Gillies or Kuranda ranges towards Cairns.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Excellent value for money
  • Lunch included
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Rain, hail, or shine you will depart your Cairns accommodation at 8am stopping to admire the view from Kuranda lookout from the heights of the temperate rainforest lookout over the Great barrier reef National Park. Visit the famous world renown Barron Falls, a spectacle on any day in itself, even if the falls are not in flood.

Hungry? Then maybe a Devonshire morning tea included at the famous Jacques Coffee Plantation is the order of the morning.
Now comes the highlight of your day - a fully guided tour of the Historical pioneer village of Herberton, plus an old fashioned cooked lunch. Choose a selection of home cooked country style meals.

After lunch feel free to take in some of your favorite attractions at the village, from Vintage cars and steam operated machinery, to an old print shop, Chemist, sweet shop, boot maker school black smith and so so much more. Included in the tour package is a ride on the Tinlander train before you leave the village and head to the historical Herberton railway station where the tour bus will meet you.

Take a small drive up to the Herberton Mining museum to discover how the town became famous for it 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 Hwy to Mt Hypipamee and be overwhelmed with the depth and sight of the ancient crater formed thousands of years ago. Along the way discover hidden truths of the rich Indigenous heritage, and historical timber, railway, mining, war and dairy industries of the early pioneers.

In the late afternoon it's time to enjoy the sunset as you wind our 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 approx 5:30pm.


Bottled water

Lunch (at own expense)

Morning tea (at own expense)


Live commentary on board

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, such as severe electrical thunder storms or Cyclones (Hurricanes) you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Aug-2021

    This was my second time coming to this attraction. My first experience was amazing the place was full of action and the staff where also very friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe was delightful and very well kept and all of the facilities really made it an enjoyable experience My second experience was somewhat lacking. (I'm aware I'm writing this 1year into a world pandemic so I have to be fair to all) But considering the costly entry I expected abit more effort to create an astomphere to enhance the experience. No music was played throughout, staff looked like they would rather be anywhere else. I live in northern Queensland so we are trying to travel to places to support local business etc stay afloat. The staff in the cafe didn't make eye contact and when I asked for a menu they pointed to a board then carried on with tasks. I commented on the strange choice of menu for a historical village, I would have expected delicate traditional dishes fit for the villages time again enhance people's experience. But I was confused by the only choices being a selection of hot curries. I ordered a basic sandwich and milkshake as it was abit pricey and I wasn't very hungry and a cellophane cheap bread wrapped sandwich was graced upon me. For a $6 sandwich I kinda expected a plate and maybe a little garnish. The milkshake is still insane but I was confused. ( I did ask for a plate and got given a take away box ). I guess given this day and age I should probably greatful I'm even aloud the privilege of a sandwich outside. But money is money and I found the service lacking.

  • 13-Aug-2021

    Have just silent the day at this wonderful museum village set on 16 acres of immaculately keep grounds and gardens. It cost us as pensioners $29 each and this entitled us to a three day pass. Had we not travelled 90 minutes to get there this pass would have been ideal as there was just so much to see and do. Mining, printing, saw milling, woodwork , toys and several original houses were just a small part of what was included. Everything was maintained in excellent condition. Toilets etc clean and plentiful. This place is a credit to the people who established it and those who are now maintaining it. Highly recommended

  • 03-Aug-2021

    We passed the Village a few years before the current Owners acquired it and pulled off a Herculean effort to finalise completion and open to the Public. A commendable effort. It is unique and wonderful. Try to allocate reasonable time (3+ hours) to do justice to touring the Village. The big Pub sells food, drinks etc., and is the perfect place to pull up. Even the old style, corrugated tin amenities block was excellent. The Village has equal appeal for adults and children. There is ample free car parking at the entry. The Village wins our award as the best example we’ve seen of a recreated town, and we’ve been thru several around the world. Everything was spotless, beautifully sited, cool and shaded and the gardens were lovely and fragrant. There is no musty, museum like aura. It’s as if every building still has a family or proprietor in situ, looking after it. The Entry Building has excellent, very well priced souvenirs and gifts. Visitors wander around at their own pace in whatever direction they choose to go. Elderslie the majestic old Queenslander taking prime position at the front was beautifully decorated and themed. Loved it. My next favourite building, tho spoilt for choice, was The Apothecary. Again best example I’ve ever seen. The number of different sets of Apothecary Jars/Urns on display was stunning. The circular padded leather banquette for Customers in the centre of the huge room harked back to a time when Proprietors looked after their Customers. The beautiful, elaborate National Cash Register on the counter looked like it belonged in Tiffany. Worth a visit just to see it. There is a Suspension Bridge crossing the river to the rear grounds where a wealth of farming machinery is scattered about. Every building, posh or humble, had things of wonder inside. All Staff we met were helpful and pleasant. We could have spent an entire day here. My husband is a keen photographer and I love old. Anything/everything. Time flew and our visit was fantastic.

  • 12-Jul-2021

    It is a great recreation of a tin mining village. The buildings were fantastic along with the contents inside. Would highly recommend going to if your on the Atherton Tablelands

  • 07-Jul-2020

    best 6 hours I have spent in a long time totally immersed in memories of later years. will be back because I know there was so much I missed even after 6 hours.

  • 30-Jan-2020

    We visited the village for the second time. It has been expanded over the creek. The village is fantastic. So clean and tidy. So much to see. The new area over the creek is great. A farm house and a tractor display. The old sawmill was interesting. We had a lovely lunch there too. Well worth a visit.