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Irvinebank

Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
+61 7 4096 4020
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Freds garage

We stopped in for directions and 3 hrs later I was still there. The old machinery , cars ,trucks... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
mhendry12018
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Perth, Australia
Nice folks, great camp ground in a historic town

Went to camp for a night in Feb with a tent and my dog in my 2wd hatchback. managed to do the... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Jef C
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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“mining town” (5 reviews)
“free camping” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
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+61 7 4096 4020
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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.

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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
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

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

Thank Ruth O
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. The building itself is wonderful and well worth the drive. I can't imagine the challenges faced by John Moffat when he developed the mine, battery and smelter in the late 1800s. Sadly the actual mine area is off...More

Thank Wrex16
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were driving from Chillagoe to Herberton and stopped at Irvinebank pub for a quick coffee. The management was very friendly and met nice friends too. Finally we spent 2 hours thinking that we would return soon

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

A real setting of the olden pioneer times for a community to become prosperous during its boom. The drive from Herberton is a good trip and an old cemetery 1/2 way is a must to visit on the way. Old roads are visible and even...More

Thank Oz M
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