Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Local legend has it that an Aboriginal boy named Jupiter first discovered gold at the foot of Towers Hill in December 1871. Today you can find a monument which depicts the location of the first gold sighting at the base of the hill. From there follow the road and uncover the stories of the Hill from the interesting and informative storyboards along the way which feature "Jupiter's Luck," "The Seismograph Station," and "Clark's Gold Mine." Discover 30 different World War II bunkers, one of which is a restored bunker located approximately half way up the Hill. Another track at the summit leads off to the ruins of the Pyrites Works.

Early morning is the best time to discover the wildlife living on and around Towers Hill. You will see several species of macropods such as the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, the Whiptail and the Allied Rock Wallabies. Watch as the Wedge-tailed Eagles hunt their prey.

Towers Hill comes to life in the evening with the Ghosts after Dark film screened in the Amphitheatre. 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 2016 Cost is for the ghosts after Dark Film that runs every evening from 7pm.
Child $6.00 1 October 2013 – 31 December 2016 Cost is for the ghosts after Dark Film that runs every evening from 7pm.
Concession $9.00 1 October 2013 – 31 December 2016 Cost is for the ghosts after Dark Film that runs every evening from 7pm.
Family $22.00 1 October 2014 – 31 December 2016 Cost is for the ghosts after Dark Film that runs every evening from 7pm.

Open Times

Note: Gates are open daily from 0600 to 2030.


  • Car park

Other Information


Ramp leads onto viewing platform.


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

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