Community & Business

8 December, 2023

Silver award for historic village

HERBERTON’S Historic Village has been awarded Silver in the Tourist Attractions category at the 38th Annual Queensland Tourism Awards recently held in Cairns.

Silver award for historic village - feature photo

The recognition is a testament to the exceptional efforts and commitment of the Historic Village Herberton team in providing a unique and engaging experience for visitors.

The Tourist Attractions award highlights establishments that exhibit excellence as both a natural and built attraction, drawing visitors for both pleasure and interest.

Historic Village Herberton owners Craig and Connie Kimberley said they were incredibly proud to be recognised as a silver award recipient in this esteemed category.

“Receiving the Silver award in the Tourist Attractions category is a tremendous honour and a reflection of the collective dedication of our team,” Craig said.

“We are exceptionally proud to be acknowledged for our commitment to delivering an enriching experience that resonates with visitors seeking both pleasure and a deeper connection with Queensland’s cultural heritage.

“The award attests to the village’s excellence in not only providing a captivating atmosphere but also in embracing innovative practices, preserving cultural heritage and actively contributing to the community.

“It also reflects the success of key projects undertaken, including Herberton Heart of the North, the continued expansion of our concrete footpaths and accessibility improvements, ongoing preservation of historical buildings, the Fire Station restoration and new event offerings in 2023.”

The criteria for the Tourist Attractions category included evaluating the overall visitor experience, product innovation, preservation of cultural heritage, customer service, marketing initiatives, responsible tourism practices, contribution to the local community and its ranking on a global review index (online reviews).


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