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Historic Village Herberton

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A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia’s rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone.Open year round to visitors, the Village collects...more
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6 Broadway, Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
+61 7 4096 2002
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All reviews toy shop stew step back in time harley davidson wild river australian history old cars atherton tablelands bygone era day pass few hours amazing collection billy tea printing press allow plenty of time on display suspension bridge
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Reviewed yesterday

A great set up of REAL buildings (not replicas) and a chance for the younger generation to step back in time. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mdm1972
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a little gem in Herberton! This place is amazing!! If you love old things this is a massive collection and one of the best I’ve ever seen. The entry fee $29 - very well worth it. You won’t be disappointed!! It has so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emmal768
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started the two-hour walk through this extensive museum village with a coffee in the Bakerfield pub, which was of dismal quality. The collections are impressive in size, but too much to digest. The best expositions were those where you could see how people lived...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being of the older generation, this really took us back to our childhood. No electricity, running water etc. this display is wonderfully presented. So much to see. The grounds are beautifully maintained and are a credit to the owners. Make sure you wear comfortable footwear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We nearly didn't stop here thinking $29 each was a bit expensive but after looking at reviews, reluctantly decided to. I'm so, so glad we did. We spent the entire day here amazed at the wonderfully restored and non restored huge array of incredibly interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helen C
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is a great place to view a wide range of historical artefacts. I was very impressed with the collection, flow of display and things to do. We enjoyed the train ride and learning about the restoration projects the most. However, we were extremely disappointed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank theashtrees
Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Many of our visitors love to see the Golli's on display and to learn the history of these, which has its origins in Egypt in the late 1800s. Excerpt: The origins of the golliwog began with the British soldiers...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

The gift shop is really reasonable prices. And the grounds have something for everyone. Every time we thought we were done looking, we found another little building begging to be explored. Cafe is fab too. Really interesting. Like a step back in time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deb M
Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Too true, that's why we had to introduce the three day pass! One day just wasn't enough for most visitors. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Village.

Reviewed 1 November 2018

The most fabulous historical village I have ever visited, so much to see and do for all ages. A must to visit if your in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gjparms
Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you 😀

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

One of the best places we've been to, really takes you back for a insight into what life was like for early settlers. The staff and the owners should be commended for their commitment and passion to keeping the past available for all to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clive G
Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to the owners. Village owners Craig and Connie are two of the most passionate people I have ever known.

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed - Very impressive collection of historical buildings,cars, school, shops and much more. The buildings are kept in excellent condition and the gardens are beautiful with several jacarandas in flower. We also enjoyed a delicious sandwich at the tea house.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lissa1961
Tanya S, Public Relations Manager at Historic Village Herberton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Weren't the jacarandas absolutely spectacular thus tear? We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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24 September 2017|
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Response from wherermysheep | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with a tour operator
Carolyn C
26 August 2017|
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Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carolyn, I recently went to Herberton Historic Village and yes it is dog friendly. While I was there there was a dog on a lead, as long as it is well behaved you and your Labrador will have a great walk and an... More