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Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Local lore has it that an Aboriginal boy named Jupiter first discovered gold at the foot of Towers Hill in December 1871. Since the discovery of gold, the hill's three peaks have been subject to much use, predominantly as a mining site. The early telegraph route to Cardwell passed overhead, and the valley below was used for ordinance storage during World War II.

It is the site of the first gold discovery - look for the monument at the base of the Hill. Follow the road and uncover the stories of the Hill from the interesting and informative storyboards along the way. There's "Jupiter's Luck," "The Seismograph Station," and "Clark's Gold Mine." Discover 30 of the World War II bunkers. A track at the summit leads off to the ruins of the Pyrites Works and a walking track continues down the hill and back to the entry gate at the base.

Towers Hill comes to life in the evening with a film screened in the Amphitheatre, called Ghosts after Dark, which reveals the history of Charters Towers, where ghosts of their past have a starring role. Admission fees apply. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $10.00 1 October 2013 – 31 December 2014 Cost is for the ghosts after Dark Film that runs every evening from 7:00pm.
Child $6.00 1 October 2013 – 31 December 2014 Cost is for the ghosts after Dark Film that runs every evening from 7:00pm.
Concession $9.00 1 October 2013 – 31 December 2014 Cost is for the ghosts after Dark Film that runs every evening from 7:00pm.
Family $22.00 1 October – 31 December 2014 Cost is for the ghosts after Dark Film that runs every evening from 7:00pm.

Open Times

Note: Gates are open daily from 0600 to 2030.

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Ramp leads onto viewing platform.

Children:

Children and school groups welcome.
Black Jack Road
off Mosman Street
Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Queensland
Australia

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