ADD TO LISTHerberton is located in Australia's Queensland region. It's not much of a tourist destination, and other destinations in this area such as Cairns, Port Douglas, and Kuranda may be more interesting to visit. If you've been to Herberton, help us make this Herberton travel guide better by adding your favorite spots!
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Herberton is a pretty little town set in the rolling hills of the Atherton Tablelands. It seems to stretch out along the hills and meander across the ridges. Located 122 km from Cairns and 915 metres above sea level it is now a quiet town with a population of about 1500. There are only hints that it was once the most important mining town on the Tablelands. The town's most important and interesting tourist attraction is the Herberton Historical Village and Museum - a remarkable collection of over 20 buildings all of which have been relocated to a site north of the present township. For example the Bishop Feetham's Cottage, a National Trust listed building, has found its way from the main street of Herberton out to the Historical Village. The ANZ Bank now stands where the Bishop's unusual one room timber cottage once stood and the old cottage, with its exposed stud frame and corrugated iron gable roof, is now located next to the entrance at the Historical Village.
There is a tiny folk-museum which is an absolute must for everyone visiting Herberton! Ray Jaques owns this bijou; He was a photographer and is/was collecting cameras and pictures. He'll tell you everything about spionage cameras and the history of photography and espionage. And this for only 3 bucks. (2004...)