Historic Village Herberton, QLD, Australia
It was opened in 1977 by then Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke Petersen and was owned by Harry and Ellen Skenner, who closed it in April 2003 due to escalating public liability costs. It was reopened in 2009 by Just Jeans retail chain store founder Craig Kimberly and his wife Connie. The Village is located on a 16-acre site and comprises over 50 historically restored period buildings dating back to the 1860s, set out like a tin mining town. It is the largest private collection of its type in Queensland

A must-see on any comprehensive Tablelands trip is this fascinating and unique village, comprised of over 50 heritage buildings, restored and relocated to their current location. Exhibits range from the school to the sawmill, the bank to the Bishop’s house, the coach-house to the camera store and everything in between. Memorabilia includes working farm equipment, antique cars and a printing press. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere else in Australia. The village is 90-minutes drive from Cairns in the sweet, sleepy Tablelands township of Herberton

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