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 café. 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.
• 8 hours
Experience the best of the Cairns Tablelands region with Billy Tea Safaris; exploring the high-country west of the city; sampling local produce and meeting local characters along the way. From Cairns we climb to 500 metres above sea-level on to the multi-cultural village of Mareeba and award-winning Coffee Works for an introduction to Australia’s largest coffee growing region. Travel on the through banana plantations, sugar cane, and through the townships of Tolga and Atherton on route to Herberton and its Historic Village, voted on Trip Advisor as one of the top 10 museums in Australia. Then its onto lunch stop at the Australian Platypus Centre and Smokehouse Café along Queensland’s highest scenic drive with epic views of the Tablelands and the Great Dividing Range. Finish the day at Tropical North Queensland’s only distillery at Mt Uncle and celebrate a beautiful day of exploration, learning and fun!
• 10 hours
Venture into the wild landscapes of the Atherton Tablelands on this day trip from Cairns. Cruise around the Lake Barrine crater lake, spot native wildlife the UNESCO-listed wet tropics rainforest. Explore the Herberton Historic Village collection currently featuring over 50 original out house buildings with intact interior displays, original machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period memorabilia. With your guide in the lead, listen to informative commentary while keeping an eye out for native wildlife such as tree kangaroos, you can also see the wallabies at Granite Gorge Nature Park.
• 9 hours