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The Herberton area is the traditional home of the Jirrbal Aboriginal people, whose territory extended south to present-day Tully Gorge National Park.


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$1027.17 Day Trips & Excursions

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

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.

$126.36 Outdoor Activities

Best of Cairns Tablelands

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Coffee Works, Mareeba, QueenslandWith a background of over 25 years roasting experience, enjoy a exclusive backstage pass to Coffee World with UNLIMITED quantities, as much coffee, tea and chocolate as you like!View the WORLD's Largest collection of coffee and tea artefacts, dating back as far as the early 1700'sDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Historic Village Herberton, Herberton, QueenslandStep back in time at this recreation of the original Herberton Village from the 1800's. Showcasing Australia's rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone. Billy Tea is the only regular tour operator taking guests to this extraordinary attraction which is recently voted Travellers Choice Trip Advisor One of Top 10 Museums in Australia. Sample the local cheese and tropical fruits of the area while exploring this fantastic museum. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Millaa Millaa Lookout, Millaa Millaa, QueenslandMillaa Millaa lookout is peaceful and simply stunning and a 1020m elevations, one of the best places to take in the beauty of the Tablelands with a 180 degree sweep from northwest to souteast.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Millaa Millaa Falls, Millaa Millaa, QueenslandMillaa Millaa falls is one of Tropical North Queensland's most famous and beautiful waterfalls. Surrounded by lush rainforest the falls cascade perfectly to a pristine waterhole below where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool clear water. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, Malanda, QueenslandMeet one of Australia's (and the world's) most curios and unique creatures- the Platypus! One of the only three egg-laying mammals (Called monotremes) in the world. Today, you may catch your first glimpse of this amazing native.Upon arrival enjoy a Smokehouse platter, featuring a selection of handcrafted smoked meats including Crocodile and Barramundi. These wild flavours are combined with a unique blend of local Australian native herbs and spices. Then enjoy a main course selection made fresh on site. Enjoy a sample of locally crafted beer and wines from the region. All dietary needs catered for. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Curtain Fig National Park, Yungaburra, QueenslandThe Curtain Fig is one the best known attractions of the Cairns Tablelands and one of the largest trees in Australia. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Humpy Nut World, Atherton, QueenslandStop at the local store in Atherton to have the opportunity to buy some local produce to take home with you from nuts, jams, fruits, vegetables etc.Duration: 10 minutes

$140.33 Day Trips & Excursions

Cairns Full Day Tour Including Lake Barrine, Herberton and Granite Gorge Wallabies Park

Lake Barrine is a popular freshwater lake that is surrounded by World Heritage National Park. Lake Barrine was formed when a large volcano erupted over 17000 years ago, leaving a huge open crater that filled up with water to create the lake that tourists and locals alike visit each year to wildlife spotting, picnics and of course bushwalking and hiking around the volcano craters rim.The Lake Barrine Tea House has also been a big draw card for their fresh home made scones jam and cream and other home made goodies that you can enjoy whilst you are looking out over the Crater Lake.  Make sure to visit the nearby Lake Eacham for a refreshing swim in the cyrstal clear waters if you would like to cool off after exploring the Crater Lakes.It takes about 1 hour before arriving at your second destination, the Atherton Tablelands. On the way, you will see the fascinating natural scenery. The landscape is like a beautiful pastoral painting, puffy white clouds against endless blue skies with cattle across the vast prairie and endless horizon.You will arrive at Herberton Historical Village at around 1:30pm. It has received numerous awards and it’s recognized as Queensland’s most important open air museum as it maintains the original building bricks and historical relic from 19 centuries. The Herberton Historic Village collection currently features over 50 original out house buildings with intact interior displays, original machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period memorabilia. A guided tour has been arranged on the day. You will have 2-hours’ free time to discover the history and enjoy your afternoon tea at the Bakerville Tearooms.About 4pm, arrive at Granite Gorge Nature Park. This privately owned nature park (12km from Mareeba) occupies an alien landscape of humungous granite boulders, caves and turtle-inhabited swimming holes. There's wildlife galore, including possums, dingoes and quolls; the park's especially famous for the friendly rock wallabies that hop along the boulders. Granite Gorge is their natural habitat and this is the only place where you can feed the wallabies in the wild so not surprisingly, they are the first thing that most people go looking for when they arrive at the park.You will be spending about 1 hour at the Granite Gorge Nature Park.Depart from Granite Gorge Nature Park at 5pm. Travel to Cairns Central via Kuranda Range. Arrival time is about 6pm.