06 Mar Day Trip to Charters Towers
During your stay in Townsville take a day trip out to the enchanting outback town of Charters Towers.
Charters Towers is located 134 kilometres or 90 minutes inland from Townsville on the Flinders Highway. Take a step back in time and explore this historic gold mining town and its magnificent heritage buildings.
Gold was first discovered in the outback town of Charters Towers in 1871 by Aboriginal horse boy, Jupiter Mosman. It quickly became a booming gold rush town, with over 65 hotels and more than 25,000 people moving to the region. Make sure you visit Jupiter’s grave at the Charters Towers Cemetery.
Pan for gold at the Miners Cottage, take in the views from Towers Hill lookout or enjoy a true outback encounter at Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours. See Charters Tower’s magnificent heritage buildings, which are testament to the prosperity of the early 1980s, such as the heritage listed Stock Exchange Arcade, The World Theatre, City Hall and the Post Office Tower.
Drive out to the outskirts of Charters Towers, to the Venus Gold Battery offering an insight into an amazing real life gold rush of the late nineteenth century. The Battery is of national cultural significance as the largest surviving Battery relic in Australia and the oldest surviving Battery in Queensland.
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