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Herberton is a small but inviting town around 100 kilometres inland from Cairns and approximately 20 kilometres south of Atherton in Far North Queensland, Australia.

While Herberton was originally an active tin mining town in its earlier years, it is now a fairly quiet town with a population of around 1000 people. Old Post Office Herberton

Set amongst picturesque hills, Herberton retains the charm of yesteryear with its historic buildings and evidence of its mining past.

Tin was first discovered in 1880, and for many years the Herberton Mineral Field was the richest tin producing area in Australia. A thriving township was established and at one time there were 20 hotels in the town, together wtih the usual businesses associated with mining towns. The population then fluctuated with the rise and decline of the mining activities.
Visitors and residents are encouraged to visit the Herberton Mining and Information Centre to learn more about the town's interesting past. From here, you can enjoy one of the heritage themed walks around the town and surrounding countryside.
There are a number of places to enjoy Herberton's hospitality including the Herberton Historic Mining Village, the Jacaranda Cafe, a caravan park, hotels and the Herberton Heritage Cottage.