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The Great Northern Mines
Herberton, Tablelands Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

1300 130 372
info@derm.qld.gov.au
www.derm.qld.gov.au

Description

This walk takes you past the three mineshafts that contributed to the tin ore production which was the mainstay of the Herberton economy.

Visit Prospectors Gully, where Iron Ore was first discovered in 1880, visit the original Gully shaft, spotting mining relics along the way. Follow the trail past the Eastern Shaft and buildings, rejoining the main trail past the number three shaft and building, the last producer of the Great Northern Mining Claim in this area until mining ceased in the 1950's.

About the Walk

1 kilometre
45 minutes
Short Walk
Easy
Circuit
From the Great Northern Carpark, beside the Herberton Mining Visitor Centre.

Walk Highlights

  • Historic mining settlement
  • Heritage listed mineshafts

Walk Hints

Please do not attempt to enter any mines or tunnels.

Take drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen in this tropcical environment.

Detailed information on this and other walks in the region can be found in the Herberton Mining Visitor Centre.

Best Time To Go

Visit between March and October when weather and track conditions are at their best.

Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
Visit between March and October when weather and track conditions are at their best. Highlights of The Great Northern Mines include: historic mining settlement and heritage listed mineshafts. The trail is classified as an easy one kilometre walk which should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Please do not attempt to enter any mines or tunnels.Take drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen in this tropcical environment. Detailed information on this and other walks in the region can be found in the Herberton Mining Visitor Centre.

How To Get There:
Herberton is one and a half hours west of Cairns via Gordonvale and Atherton and well signposted.


Free Entry


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The Great Northern Mines - Print Brochure
Map of The Great Northern Mines
Jacks Road
Herberton
Queensland 4872 Australia

Contact Details

1300 130 372

 

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