Jewel in the Crown Restored

With some 60 exhibits at the Historic Village Herberton , their ‘jewel in the crown’ is the recently restored 130 year old Elderslie House. The home’s owner was miner and entrepreneur, Irishman, John Newell and founder of Herberton. The house has been proudly restored and it is indeed magnificent. It once sat where Mt St Bernard…

The Magic of Paronella Park Lives On

When I heard I could view an historical castle in North Queensland, I  wanted to jump in the car and drive there; many a time this has been done. Over the past 20 years, I have taken family and guided friends towards seeing a unique tourist destination,  Paronella Park, where one man’s dream became a reality. The people featured are my…

Billy Tea & Damper – Stockman Tradition

If you want an authentic Australian stockman’s tradition, then enjoying Billy Tea and damper with beef stew is the way to go. When we visited Herberton’s Historical Village, it was set up so visitors could experience a stockman’s tucker cooked over an open camp fire. The campfire cook was chopping firewood, boiling water with tea…

What’s So Special About This Distillery?

It’s a distillery with a difference. The Mt Uncle Rum Distillery is another place worth a visit if you enjoy liqueurs or spirits crafted from local ingredients. Even if you’re not into distilleries, this one is another special find for visitors. When you step into their boutique cellar, you are also transported back into history.…