Charters Towers Attractions
local attractions

Things to do in charters towers

Charters Towers is the supply hub for the surrounding region and an educational centre for students from all over North Queensland.

The former gold town is an easy 90 minutes’ drive inland from Townsville.

All roads lead to Charters Towers. If you’re coming east from Mount Isa, Julia Creek or Richmond, you’ll find yourself easily at Country Road Motel.

Country Road Motel Tourist Favourites

Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre is at 74 Mosman Street. Check its opening hours here.

While the visitor information centre volunteers will offer you lots of ideas to fill your time in and around Charters Towers, Country Road Motel owner/operator Rod Harvey offers his 5 top must-do’s:

Towers Hill

Towers Hill is a favourite exercise track for locals and early morning, you’ll see the wildlife residents.

Revisit Wartimes

You can also bring Charters Towers’ World War II history alive with a free augmented reality app at Towers Hill: thousands of soldiers were based in Charters Towers.

Leahton Park

This is cattle country. Visit Leahton Park, a working cattle property with a difference, just 10 kms from town. Visitors can take wagon tours to view their eye-catching Texas Longhorns.

Zara Clark Museum

Zara Clark Museum, run by the National Trust of Queensland, is a treasure trove of cultural heritage with displays and talks relating to the way of life now gone, with emphasis on the area’s agriculture and mining. The volunteers are passionate about history and their town and will love to share tales with you.

Ghosts of Gold Heritage Trails

You can’t have history without ghosts and there are plenty of great ghost stories in Charters Towers, along with storytelling opportunities at four venues as part of Charters Towers ghosts of gold heritage trails.

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