Australian Heritage Tour - Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns (Private tour only)

In conjunction with the Tablelands very own award winning Historical Village Herberton, we are proud to offer this exclusive historical and scenic experience.


Fitness Level: A minimal fitness level is required for traversing the village and walking to Barron Falls.

Departure Time: Tour departs from Cairns at 8 am.

Duration: This is a full day tour. We plan to return by 5:30 pm.

Includes: All entry fees, bottled water, morning tea and lunch (excluding alcoholic beverages)

Prices: Adults $390 (Minimum two passengers) | Group Booking (3-10 passengers) $890

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Tour Details:

Tour through Australia's pioneering history with the award winning Herberton Historical Village. Visit Kuranda Lookout, Barron Falls and the local, award-winning Bridges Café. Take a guided tour of the historical pioneer village in Herberton, followed by an old-fashioned cooked lunch. After lunch, feel free to ride on the Tinlander train, and then follow the highway through the scenic Crater Valley and Herberton Ranges to Mt Hypipamee. Discover hidden truths of the rich Indiginous heritage in the area, and the 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.

Highlights:

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

What You Can Expect:

Rain, hail, or shine, you depart from Cairns at 8 am, stopping to admire the view from the Kuranda Lookout at the heights of the temperate rainforest. The lookout contains spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef National Park and Cairns city to the Northern Beaches.

Visit the famous, world-renowned Barron Falls, a spectacle on any day in itself, even if the falls are not in flood.

Are you hungry? Maybe a Devonshire morning tea included at the famous Mt Uncle Distillary/Bridges Cafe is the order of the morning.

Visit the Rocky Creek War Memorial Park and learn the important parts the Atherton Tablelands played in WWII.

Now comes the highlight of the day - a fully guided tour of the Historical Pioneer Village in Herberton, plus an old fashioned cooked lunch. Choose from a selection of home cooked country style meals, made fresh and to your dietary requirements.

After lunch feel free to take in some more of your favorite attractions at the village, including vintage cars, steam operated machinery, the old print shop, chemist, sweet shop, boot maker, school, blacksmith, vintage garage toyshop and so much more.

Included in the tour package is a ride on the Tinlander train before you leave the village, which arrives at 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 its 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 highway to Mt Hypipamee and be overwhelmed with the depth and sight of the ancient crater formed thousands of years ago. Along the way discover the hidden truths of the rich Indigenous heritage, and learn about the 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 your 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 approximately 5:30 pm.

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