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Atherton travel video guide, Queensland Australia
Posted: 04 Jun 2009
Rainforest Rescue will be continuing with their amazingly successful Plant a Rainforest Project in the Daintree from the 22nd to the 26th of June and from the 29th of June to the 3rd of July. The trees have grown incredibly well in the trop...
Posted: 11 Oct 2008
Rainforest Rescue has just launched its new look website. We have designed it so it is easier to navigate and we have added a Rainforest Blog packed full of news and useful information about our precious rainforests. Have a look and let us...
Posted: 14 Aug 2008
Rainforest Rescue announces the purchase of a tenth property through the Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project.This is extremely good news for the critically endangered Southern Cassowary. It prevents another housing development wit...
Herberton is one of the few towns at the Atherton Tablelands that hasn’t been swept along in the 21st century. It feels like a true country town: laid back pace, very friendly and immersed in history.
Herberton was established in 1880 as a base for tin mining at the nearby Herbert River. This area was rich in the mineral, and mining activities continued until 1978. In its heyday, Herberton was the richest tin mining field in Australia supported 20 hotels, two local newspapers, 17 pubs and a brewery. Fortunately, many of the original buildings are still standing and being used by local businesses.
The main tourist attractions in Herberton are the historic galleries and museums. Herberton Historic Village is located just outside the township of Herberton. The collection currently features over 30 original buildings with intact interior displays, original machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period memorabilia. It is regarded as the most significant ever assembled in Queensland.
This is one of the highest towns at the Atherton Tablelands, standing at 915 metres above sea level. It is 122 kms from Cairns with a population of approximately 1500. As a consequence, the forest around Herberton is dry and scrubby.