Charters Towers
A suprising pleasure and a delight to visit.

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Photo: Charters Towers, QueenslandCharters Towers is one of the most beautiful inland cities in Queensland, with its unrivalled architecture and unique history, Charters Towers is a suprising pleasure and a delight to visit.

Located 130 km south-west of Townsville, Charters Towers became a gold rush town when gold was discovered in December 1871. During the 1880s and 1890s the town grew and prospered. It was a sign of the extent of local business activity that one of Australia’s few regional stock exchanges was established at Charters Towers in 1890.

Today, Charters Towers is known for its large number of elegant and historically significant buildings most of which are located on Mosman and Gill Streets. In this area and in the surrounding streets there are over 60 buildings of historical significance.

Charters Towers Attractions and Activities

Mining and Historical Museum

See the mining and historical museum to discover how they’ve reconstructed the courthouse and police station. There’s also a family-tracing service as well, entry is just a couple of dollars for adults, open 11am to 1pm.

World Theatre at Charters Towers

Originally the World Theatre was the Australian Bank of Commerce building (built in 1891) at 82 Mosman St, Charters Towers. These days it houses a cinema, theatre and a gift shop.

Charters Towers Folk Museum

The Charters Towers Folk Museum at 36 Mosman St, houses a collection of the town’s antiques. Entry is $5 per adult, $3 per child. Open from 10am to 3pm.

Venus Gold Battery

The Venus Gold Battery on Millchester Rd is the oldest preserved battery in Australia, having stopped crushing gold in 1973. Imagination rules during the tour thanks to holograms on a water screen. Entry costs $12 for adults, $6 for kids. Open 10am to 3pm.

John Flynn Place

John Flynn Place on the corner of Daintree Street and King Street commemorates John Flynn’s work in setting up the invaluable Royal Flying Doctor Service. The building incorporates an art gallery, cultural centre and theatre. Entry is $8.50 for adults, $4 for children. Open hours are 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday throughout April to October.

Hotels in Charters Towers

Charters Towers, perfect for a romantic getaway, weekend escape or family vacation.

Charters Towers Accommodation

Bluff Downs Guest Farm (Historic property)
Lynd Junction Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4770 4084

CattlemanĀ¹s Rest Motor Inn
Bridge St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 3555

Charters Towers Heritage Lodge Motel
Flinders Hwy Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 4088

Charters Towers Motel
Hackett Tce Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 1366

Commercial Hotel
151 Mosman St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 1391

Country Road Motel
Flinders Hwy Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 2422

Court House Motel
Gill St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 1187

Crown Hotel
Mosman St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 2471

Enterprise Hotel
217 Gill St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 2404

Hillview Motel
Flinders Hwy Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 1973

Plains Creek Farm Stay
Bruce Highway Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4983 5228

Park Motel
1 Mosman St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 1022

Rix Hotel/Motel
69 Mosman St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 1605

Sovereign Tavern
180 Gill St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 3077

St. Patricks Hotel
Mills St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 2447

Waverley Motel
19 Mosman St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 2591

York Street B&B
York St Charters Towers Queensland 4820
Telephone: (07) 4787 1028

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