Herberton Mining Museum and Great Northern Mine
Surrounded by towering lemon-scented gums, the Herberton Mining Museum sits on the original Great Northern Mine site, a 24 hectare block of land claimed in 1880 by the legendary Jack and Newell, with 2 other men Brown and Brandon. This rich mine built Herberton to be a political and social centre for the Tablelands and the Far North.
A short walk through natural bush takes you to the three mine shafts where huge steam engines still sit, offering an insight into the lives of our pioneers.
The museum gives a great understanding of what was once the largest tin field in the world, with informative interactive displays.
The Herberton Mining Museum also offers a tin-panning experience and outdoor working machinery display. Manned by friendly and knowledgeable local volunteers, it has an accredited Visitor Information Centre attached.
What’s on nearby
Sports31 Jul - 2 Aug 2020
Tour of the Tropics
The Tour of the Tropics is a three days road cycling event held in the Atherton Tablelands.View event
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Reef to ReefView event
Sports22 August 2020
Grin N Bear It ChallengeView event
Sports19 - 21 Sep 2020
Cardiac ChallengeView event
Sports27 Sep - 2 Oct 2020
Far North Wilderness Bike TourView event