THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO SEE CHARTERS TOWERS!
More popular than ever, visitors love Charters Towers for much of the same reasons locals do.
Whether it be sleeping outdoors under the starry skies, awe-inspiring architecture from the goldmining and military days, or admiring the artwork at the newly developed retail precinct, Goldtower Central, you will be sure to feel both relaxed and recharged after your visit. However, if it's excitement you're seeking, there is plenty of that on offer too! From panning for gold at the Miner's Cottage through to safari tours at Texas Longhorns, there are countless unique experiences waiting for you in Charters Towers.
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MUST-SEE in CT
Located on a lovely family-owned property just 10km from Charters Towers, Texas Longhorn Tours offer some of the most unique experiences in Australia. Guests have the choice between one of the only horse drawn carriage ride experiences in the country or the original Longhorn Safari. With these as the options, there is no wrong decision!
The tours will reopen on 8th May 2023 - be sure to put it in your calendar.
Goldtower is North Queensland's newest privately owned and managed commercial precinct. It's already a sight to behold, with incredible hand-cut mosaics, numerous newly constructed retail stores, and of course 'The World'. However, that's nothing compared to what's still to come!
With major retailers Mitre 10, W. Titley and Co. and Harvey Norman, you could spend hours browsing at Goldtower, and with their smaller shop fronts ranging from Hello Pretty Skin and Beauty to Go Wild Outdoors, there's something for everyone here.
To learn more, click here.
The MINER'S COTTAGE
The Gold Rush may be well and truly over in Charters Towers, but don't let that stop you from finding your share of gold! The Miner's Cottage offers the incredibly unique experience of panning for real gold - an activity that was once a popular past time in the Towers. Owned and operated by retired prospector, Alan Silverwood, guests are in the right hands for learning hands-on skills.
Please note: Bookings are essential, and only accepted for groups.
To learn more, call Alan on 0414967369 or click here.
Offering panoramic views of Charters Towers and surrounds, the outlook from the top of Towers Hill is a sight to behold. However, the location is much more than just a photo opportunity.
Towers Hill is covered in historical artifacts and information from both the Gold Rush era and the Second World War, beginning right at the base of the hill with a monument marking the location of the first gold discovery in Charters Towers.
See a glimpse of the Gold Rush in the footings of Clarke's mine and battery, the Rainbow Mill and the ruins of the Pyrites Works. Be reminded of the town's significance in World War II as you pass the remnants of a 1950s telephone line and secure ammunition storage dumps. Complete your visit with a walk around the lookout, featuring numerous information boards about our town.
Looking for a scenic exercise route?
At the base of Towers Hill, you'll find two car parks. From here, the ascend of the 10000 Steps Walkway begins. If you're looking for a challenging climb, an interesting path, and a rewarding view, this is the walkway for you! Get your steps in whilst also learning the history of the town.
Looking for a unique tech experience?
Download the 'Towers Hill in WWII' app for an augmented reality experience during your next Towers Hill visit! The app offers 3D recreates of artifacts, weapons, virtual environments, interpretive information and historic photographs.