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Return to Memory

While working on mineral exploration around nearby Mont Albion in 1973, I called by Irvinebank one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
Mr + Mrs

Herberton village is one of the best museum villages we have seen. Spent 4hours walking around and... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Mareeba, Australia
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Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While working on mineral exploration around nearby Mont Albion in 1973, I called by Irvinebank one day and walked into the library in an annex of the School of Arts hall. My memory of that room was of a dusty, ancient, forgotten library, books in...More

Thank Hutchycup
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We passed through Irvinebank on travelling the scenic back road from Herberton to Chillagoe. A fascinating little locality that is the remnants of one of the numerous mining locations in this region. A day could easily be spent wandering the remnants of those times. There...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Herberton village is one of the best museum villages we have seen. Spent 4hours walking around and could have spent more. Well worth a visit

Thank derksenrobert
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We stopped in for directions and 3 hrs later I was still there. The old machinery , cars ,trucks ,tools will leave you speechless . everything works and is a credit to Fred and his mates. This place is a must see.

Thank mhendry12018
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Went to camp for a night in Feb with a tent and my dog in my 2wd hatchback. managed to do the gravel road from herberton in 30 mins, wouldnt try if its wet though. Nice owner at theTavern and explained a lot of history...More

Thank Jef C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Full of history with exceptional buildings from old tin mining days. Well maintained. Free camping area,

Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot would be good to stay the night in the free camp by the river opposite the pub. Lots of things to see highly recommend the museum

Thank bron9876
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Irvinebank is an historical then that had its hey day during the tin mining era. Today it is a little town with some lovely things to see and do: Museum, Pioneer Cemetery, Brian's Shed and a lovely Queenslander B&B (The Mill Manager's House Irvinebank). it...More

Thank Kellie I
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic free camping at the common opposite the Pub. Clean toilets and shower facilities for a gold coin donation. There was even cut wood piled up for our fire. Graham and Sue at the pub were wonderful hosts and cook a great steak. Be sure...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

To visit Irvinebank is like a step back in time. Once a thriving well populated mining town until the price of tin made it unworkable. Now days it has a population of only about 300 residents. It looks as if people just up and left...More

Thank Doug P
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The great Southern Cottage is charming and cost $55 for two persons 40964038