Cairns Australian Heritage Day - Private Tour

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Activity Level



Other, Youth and Family, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is ideal for school children who are engaging in Australian historical studies.

Friendly: No.
Some slight uneven pathways in and around the Village in keeping with the era will be encountered. However hand rails and assistance will be in reach during the day. Disabled bathroom facilities are available as well.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Spectacular Insight into Australian Pioneering, Wartime and Indigenous History

This tour is informative and fun. Rain hail or shine, we leave from Cairns at 7:30am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Stop and admire the view from the famous Kuranda lookout.
Visit the famous Barron Falls, a spectacle on any day in itself, but be prepared to be blown away by the power and majesty of some awe-inspiring creative landscapse.
Hungry? Then maybe a Devonshire morning tea included at the famous Mt Uncle Distillery/Bridges Cafe is the order of the morning.
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 favourite attractions at the village.
Then jump on the historical Tinlander train as you wave goodbye and hello to the Herberton Railway museum. From here you will be transported through the beautiful Herberton ranges on the way back home via some old indigenous and wartime historical artefacts to Cairns where you began.


Pick up from your accommodation in Cairns. Visit the Barron Gorge. Country style morning tea. Rocky creek war memorial. Herberton Historical Village welcome and personal tour by owner and manager. Country style lunch. Free time to explore your favourite attractions of the village. Train ride to railway museum. Drive through Herberton Ranges wartime and indigenous history and scenery of the rolling green pastures and ancient rainforests of the Tablelands.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: You will always be met at your hotel or residential accommodation in and around Cairns

End location: passengers will always be returned to the place of pick up unless otherwise specifically notified by the paying passenger making the request

Duration: 9 hours

The above times are indicative only and may be dependant upon the size and age of our group and weather and/or road conditions.


You will be transported by me in a comfortable late model 14 seat Hi-Ace air-conditioned bus. While you sit back and take in the scenic wonders of the Atherton Tablelands during the day.

What’s Included

Other: Chilled fresh bottled water, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Air-conditioned Bus, Professional local guide, on-board accurate commentary

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 AUD - For optional purchases outside of tour description such as souvenirs, alcoholic beverages and additional food items.

What’s Extra

Other: Your entry fees of $25 AUD are not included in the tour price. A wide selection of lunches are available at the Cafe' and range from between $10 - $20 AUD. You will need a shady wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, good walking shoes, a camera, and a sense of fun.


I only cater for small tour groups between 2 -10 passengers on any one tour.

I specialise in couples and groups of between 4 -6 passengers.

Private tour guide Darrin

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