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Old fig trees line the road into Irvinebank and provide a place of welcome. These hospitable old trees are happy to provide shade and shelter for a picnic or a cool spot of relaxation.

They have also witnessed the activity of this small historic village, west of Herberton on the Atherton Tablelands. Founded in 1882 as Gibbs Camp, mining magnate John Moffat lived here and invested in the town. His house, Loudoun House, is now a museum, reflecting much of the town's historic status.

Walk around town to see architectural styles from the late 1800s with the School of Arts building, the restored Old Police Station and Courthouse, the tramway station for the Stannary Hill line (no longer in existence) and the Queensland National Bank building.

Other historic sites include Mango Cottage and The Free Thinkers Cottage and the old Treatment Works where tin was processed for more than 100 years.

Other facilities include an art gallery in the old post office building, a hotel offering meals and some accommodation and camping. A large water impoundment close to town is always full of water and gives a lakeside ambience.


Irvinebank: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Specimen Hill Lookout

The Specimen Hill Lookout walk takes you along a gravel bush track that leads you out along a shoulder of Specimen Hill. The track ends at a tunnel driven into the Hillside with other mines visible below. Some good views of Herberton can be had through the trees but undoubtedly the best ones can be obtained from the top of the Specimen Hill. Be aware that although it is an easy walk, the track can be steep in some parts. Allow around 1.5 hours for the 1.5 kilometres track.

Herberton Township
Herberton, QLD, 4872

Located 19.8K from Irvinebank

Herberton War Memorial

Herberton's war memorial, a popular 'Digger' soldier statue-stands out, and not just because of its soldier's posture: erect, head high. This monument specifically acknowledges an Aboriginal serviceman among its honoured.

The painted stone memorial, unveiled in the early 1920s, is a tribute to 199 local men who enlisted in WWI. Australians were proud of their army of volunteers: many monuments accordingly record all names, providing a rich insight into the community's support of the war.

The plinth on which the khaki uniformed soldier stands also identifies 28 war dead: 21 killed and seven died on service, including a man designated as Aboriginal.

Monumental masons AL Petrie and Sons of Brisbane created this memorial, part of their own virtual army of soldier statues embodying the ANZAC traits of loyalty, courage, youth, innocence and masculinity.

A path leads to the memorial, now set in established gardens. A captured gun or 'war trophy' is located at the front of the monument.

Myers Street
Herberton, QLD, 4872

Located 20.5K from Irvinebank

Historic Village Herberton

A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia's rich and diverse history this outdoor pioneer museum is testament to an era that is long gone. Open year round to visitors, the Village collects, preserves and displays fascinating historical exhibits from across Australia. The history of this museum is also closely tied with the township of Herberton and features many priceless antiques as well as buildings that have come from the town's ancestors.

The Village currently has over 50 original buildings that date from Herberton's foundation years. Walking through the Village, visitors are given a sense of being in a real township complete with chemist, bottle collection, school, bank, grocer's store, frock salon, toy shop, mechanic, jail and more. You can spend an entire day absorbing it all so plan on relaxing and taking your time. In addition, the museum also offers a great gift shop at the Bakerville Tearooms for all your souvenir needs including toys and arts and crafts. The Tearooms also serves delicious homemade pies, scones, sandwiches and more.

6 Broadway,
Atherton Tablelands
Herberton, QLD, 4872

Located 20.6K from Irvinebank

Irvinebank: Travel Tips

Herberton Mining and Visitor Information Centre

The Herberton Mining and Visitor Information Centre is located on Jacks Road in Herberton.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Herberton Mining and Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.

1 Jacks Road
Herberton, QLD, 4887

Located 20.5K from Irvinebank

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