Herberton is a part of the Atherton Tablelands in Tropical North Queensland and has a population of around 1000 people, some of which host pet friendly accommodation venues.

The early explorers arrived at Herberton in 1875 when James Venture Mulligan was prospecting for gold, but instead they discovered tin. The town of Herberton was established by John Newell to exploit the tin find, and mining began. By the September of that year, Herberton had a population of 300 men and 27 women. Herberton Post Office opened in 1880. In December 1881 a State School was built in Herberton and the Cosmopolitan Hotel opened in 1888.

In the late 19th century the Mulligan Highway was constructed through the hills from Herberton and passed through Atherton, before continuing down to Port Douglas .

Herberton was the richest tin mining field in Australia, and was home to 17 pubs, 2 local newspapers and a brewery..

Herberton now has limited pet friendly accommodation which includes pet friendly cottages, pet friendly hotels and pet friendly caravan parks and the Herberton area also has pet services such as vets, pet transport operators, farriers, horse riding, pet food outlets, and pet supplies and accessories.

The next time you are in the Atherton Tablelands it is advisable to stop off in one of the pet friendly accommodation venues at Herberton and stay a day or two or even a week. You will enjoy your Herberton experience.

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