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
Sports15 - 17 May 2020
The Great Wheelbarrow Race
Competitors push an empty wheelbarrow along the ’Wheelbarrow Way’ between Mareeba and Chillagoe in three stages.View event
Sports5 July 2020
Cairns Crocs TriathlonView event
Sports31 Jul - 2 Aug 2020
Tour of the TropicsView event
Sports6 - 9 Aug 2020
Reef to ReefView event
Grin N Bear It ChallengeView event