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Hervey Range

Herveys Range Heritage Tea RoomsThe Hervey Range township, with an estimated population of 150, is located at the top of Hervey Range, 39 kilometres north of Townsville and approximately 200 kilometres north east of Charters Towers (via Gregory Developmental Road).

Hervey Range is home to the oldest known building in North Queensland, formerly the Eureka Hotel.  Constructed in 1865 by pioneer settler Charles Saville Rowe, the building has been lovingly transformed back to its former glory and is now the home of the Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms.

Other attractions in this area include Pipers Lookout (commonly referred to as Hervey Range Lookout) and the former Greenvale Rail Trail, which runs up the range and into a disused rail tunnel in the mountain.  The rail line was opened from Cobarra, north of Townsville, to the nickel mine in Greenvale in 1974.  It closed in 1993 with the closure of the mine, with the tracks removed and re-used by the State Government.  The line passed under Hervey Range through a series of tunnels.

Hervey Range is a very scenic drive that will take you from the dry inland tropics to the wet tropics in one short drive.