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Charters Towers was a thirsty town, with 65 hotels in it's heyday.

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About Charters Towers


Charters Towers - Gold and Ghosts

A scenic gold mining city big on history and character 90 minutes south-west of Townsville, Charters Towers is arguably the most beautiful inland city in Queensland. From a chance discovery of gold in 1871, Charters Towers was soon turned into a bustling metropolis, which was once the second largest city in Queensland.

Charters Towers Attractions

Call at the Visitor Information Centre, see the Orientation Film and the Calling of the Card in the Stock Exchange Arcade and pickup your walking map of Charters Towers.

Things to do and see:

  • The World Theatre is a 660-seat performing arts theatre complex.
  • The Venus Gold Battery, Queensland's oldest gold stamp battery, has a guided tour. You’ll surely be amazed watching the ghosts come alive on the water screens.
  • Charters Towers has a large number of elegant and historically significant buildings such as the Zara Clark Museum, The Post Office the elegant Boer War Memorial Rotunda, the old Court House and St Columba's Bell Tower, which has been designed to look like a mine poppet head.
  • Towers Hill Lookout has interpretive displays and an amphitheatre with a film about the history of Charters Towers.
  • Swimming and Fishing
  • Visit the Miners Cottage
  • Take a Texas Longhorn Wagon Tour
  • Flat Rock Camping Reserve fronts onto the Burdekin River.
  • 10 Days in the Towers - The Country Music Festival has been incorporated into 10 Days in the Towers.


  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs