Historical Scenic Tour of Herberton With Lunch - Full Day

Cairns Queensland

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  • Discover the fascinating history of the Herberton Ranges
  • Soak in the beautiful surrounds of Barron Falls
  • A small group tour with a well-informed guide

Join this ultimate scenic and culturally historic tour of Cairns. Learn about the Cairns settlements, WWII and Atherton Tablelands pioneering history on a guided tour of Herberton Historical Village whilst basking in the beauty of Barron Falls and the Herberton Ranges.

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  • Duration - 1 Day
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Devonshire morning tea at the Bridges Café
  • Guided tour of the Rocky Creek War Memorial Igloo
  • Ride the Tinlander train around the historical village of Herberton
  • Home-cooked lunch at Herberton Village
  • Entry to the Herberton Mining Museum
  • Try your hand at some tin mining

Start your journey with a view from the Kuranda lookout with sweeping views across the Great Barrier Reef National Park. You will then visit the world heritage listed Barron Falls, a spectacle on any day in itself. If they are flooded, be prepared to be left in awe at the power and majesty of some this unique creative land scape. Relax for a Devonshire morning tea at the famous Mt Uncle Distillary and Bridges Cafe.

You will visit the Rocky Creek War Memorial Park and tour the restored army igloo to learn about the Atherton Tablelands huge contributions to WWII and the pioneering history. Now comes the highlight of your day - a fully guided tour of the historical pioneer village of Herberton, plus an old fashioned cooked lunch. After lunch feel free to take in some of your favorite attractions at the village, plus take a ride on the Tinlander train as you leave the village and head to the historical Herberton railway station.

Then a small drive up to the Herberton Mining museum to discover how the town became famous for it large tin deposits. Now it's time to follow the very scenic Crater Valley and Herberton Ranges along the highway to Mt Hypipamee and be overwhelmed at the depth and sight of the ancient crater formed thousands of years ago. Along the way discover hidden truths of our rich Indigenous heritage, and historical 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 home.

On the Day

Session Length

  • This tour runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Please allow 9 hours for the duration of this experience
  • You will depart at approximately 8am and return at 5pm

Numbers on the Day

Numbers are restricted to a maximum of 10 passengers per vehicle

Dress Code

Suitable light clothing in the summer with good walking shoes, and a wide brimmed hat with sunglasses and suncreen.

... and Importantly


Children below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult


  • This experience will depart in all weather conditions
  • All activities are child friendly
  • Fitness level required is low to average
  • Covered walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and camera are recommnded


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy: 


  • Cancellations can be made at no cost to you providing they are made within 48 hrs of scheduled tour date.
  • A fee of $100 applies after 48 hrs