Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda and Barron Falls

Day Trips & Excursions in Kuranda

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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.
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.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (at own expense)
  • Morning tea (at own expense)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Highlights

  • 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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