Atherton Tablelands Australian Heritage Tour

Soak up the immense beauty and the interesting history of Australia and the Atherton Tablelands on this full day tour focused on the heritage of the region. Enjoy morning tea, a guided tour of the historical Pioneer Village in Herberton.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy an old fashioned cooked lunch in Herberton Heritage Village
  • Visiting Herberton Mining Museum is a must!

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Itinerary

Australian Heritage Tour

 

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.

Then, 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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Included In Price

  • Guided Tour
  • Live Commentary On Board
  • Courtesy Transfers for City Accommodation
  • Air-conditioned Tour Bus
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Small Group Size
  • All Entrance Fees and Levies Included
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8:00am 

Departure Instructions

Please be ready at least 5 minute prior to departure time. 

Pickup Locations

Cairns

Destinations
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Cairns
  • Kuranda Lookout
  • Barron Falls
  • Mt Uncle Distillery
  • Rocky Creek War Memorial
  • Herberton Historical Pioneer Village
  • Herberton Mining Museum
  • Mt Hypipamee National Park
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day

Duration

Approx. 9 Hours

What to Bring
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera (charged)
  • Any special needs medicines
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Money
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Child Policy
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Walking aids and prams will be safely stowed in our luggage trailer. 
  • Teens between the age of 13 and 16 years of age are allowed to travel individually but only with the permission of a consenting parent, guardian or carer.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • All cancellations must be made at least twenty-four (24) hours before the time of travel.
  • All cancellations and refunds incur a $10 fee
  • Refunds will be made if the person or persons named as passengers do not appear on time and date of pre-booked travel as arranged.
  • Refunds may be made at the discretion of the company who at all times reserves the right to charge cancellation and booking fees.
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel the service or to alter or substitute routes, timetables, itineraries, schedules or carriers in any way it considers necessary or advisable to do so.
Additional Information
  • Apart from bottled water, we request that there be no consumption of food or drink within the vehicle.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tour is subject to favorable weather conditions, if canceled due to poor weather, such as severe electrical thunder storms or Cyclones (Hurricanes) you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • No animals (with the exception of properly trained and certified guide and mobility dogs for the visually & hearing impaired) will be allowed on board.
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Michelle B

Reviewed on April 07, 2017

We both enjoyed the tour very much. Darrin was a wonderful guide and his friendly manner made it easy to relax and ask questions. The areas we visited were very interesting and engaging. We would recommend this tour.

Soak up the immense beauty and the interesting history of Australia and the Atherton Tablelands on this full day tour focused on the heritage of the region. Enjoy morning tea, a guided tour of the historical Pioneer Village in Herberton.

Read More

Highlights

  • Enjoy an old fashioned cooked lunch in Herberton Heritage Village
  • Visiting Herberton Mining Museum is a must!

Perfect Selfie

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Australian Heritage Tour

 

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.

Then, 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.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Guided Tour
  • Live Commentary On Board
  • Courtesy Transfers for City Accommodation
  • Air-conditioned Tour Bus
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Small Group Size
  • All Entrance Fees and Levies Included
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8:00am 

Departure Instructions

Please be ready at least 5 minute prior to departure time. 

Pickup Locations

Cairns

Destinations
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Cairns
  • Kuranda Lookout
  • Barron Falls
  • Mt Uncle Distillery
  • Rocky Creek War Memorial
  • Herberton Historical Pioneer Village
  • Herberton Mining Museum
  • Mt Hypipamee National Park
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day

Duration

Approx. 9 Hours

What to Bring
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera (charged)
  • Any special needs medicines
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Money
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Child Policy
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Walking aids and prams will be safely stowed in our luggage trailer. 
  • Teens between the age of 13 and 16 years of age are allowed to travel individually but only with the permission of a consenting parent, guardian or carer.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • All cancellations must be made at least twenty-four (24) hours before the time of travel.
  • All cancellations and refunds incur a $10 fee
  • Refunds will be made if the person or persons named as passengers do not appear on time and date of pre-booked travel as arranged.
  • Refunds may be made at the discretion of the company who at all times reserves the right to charge cancellation and booking fees.
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel the service or to alter or substitute routes, timetables, itineraries, schedules or carriers in any way it considers necessary or advisable to do so.
Additional Information
  • Apart from bottled water, we request that there be no consumption of food or drink within the vehicle.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tour is subject to favorable weather conditions, if canceled due to poor weather, such as severe electrical thunder storms or Cyclones (Hurricanes) you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • No animals (with the exception of properly trained and certified guide and mobility dogs for the visually & hearing impaired) will be allowed on board.
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Michelle B

Reviewed on April 07, 2017

We both enjoyed the tour very much. Darrin was a wonderful guide and his friendly manner made it easy to relax and ask questions. The areas we visited were very interesting and engaging. We would recommend this tour.

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