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Charters Towers

Take a step back in time and discover the enchanting town of Charters Towers, just an hour and half west of Townsville. Driving through the streets of Charters Towers is like viewing a living montage of Australian history and heritage. Gold was first discovered in the outback town of Charters Towers in 1871 by Aboriginal horse boy, Jupiter Mosman. It quickly became a booming gold rush town, with over 65 hotels and more than 25,000 people moving to the region. Charters Towers become the second largest town in Queensland and was renowned for having everything a civilised person could want and as a result nicknamed "The World." Today you can still see evidence of those early days with many museums, tours and colonial architecture depicting the past.

Charters Towers offers a number of magnificent heritage buildings which are testament to the prosperity of the early 1980s. The heritage listed Stock Exchange Arcade, The World Theatre, City Hall and the Post Office Tower will have you reaching for your camera. The cemetery, which was established in 1895, is the resting place of Jupiter Mosman.

Don't forget to visit the iconic drive-in cinema for flicks under the stars, the Towers Hill lookout for vast outback landscapes, the Venus Gold Battery to discover the largest surviving Battery relic in Australia and pan for gold at the Miners Cottage.

For something a little different and a truly outback encounter head to Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours and Safaris to sample damper and billy tea and meet 'JR,' the 2013 Guinness World Record holder for the bull with the longest horns.

Charters Towers
Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Queensland
Australia

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Aussie Outback Oasis Cabin and Van Village

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 145.00
Now dog and pet friendly, Big4 Aussie Outback Oasis is a popular accommodation choice for visitors or workers to the Charters Towers region. The property is set on 10 acres of parkland and is a birdwatchers paradise. Opened in early 2000, the park has been immaculately maintained over the past 15 years. They have 20 Cabins with five styles to choose from. From their Family Chalets or Studio Villas to their Workers Cabins, they provide the very best in quality and cleanliness for their guests. The Villas are self-contained and well equipped for longer stays with modern furnishings. Free Wi-Fi is available to all guests. Foxtel is connected to all rooms. Guests can also take advantage of the 21m resort style pool and saltwater rock pool or just relax on their deck overlooking the beautiful gardens. Caravan sites are a combination of large slab or grass sites with many being drive-through. They cater for all types of rigs - small, big and enormous. You'll love using their spotlessly clean amenities and laundry. In the winter months, the Park plays host to guest entertainers, morning teas and themed Meal Nights.

Dalrymple Tourist Van Park

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$22.00 - 120.00
Resident owners, Mac and Val invite you to stay at the Dalrymple Tourist Van Park. Your hosts offer good old fashioned country hospitality and have all the features you expect, spotlessly clean amenities, en-suited self contained air-conditioned cabins (superiors now with Austar), grass and slab powered and camp sites (some en-suite, some drive through), saltwater pool, jumping pillow, fully equipped camp kitchen, barbecues, dump point, kiosk, wireless internet, internet kiosk and gas refills and swaps. We are the closest park to town and have plenty of room for large rigs. Your well behaved pet is also welcome. Let Mac, Val and their staff organise social events throughout the winter, including Devonshire teas, low cost meals and evening campfires. Golf Course is next door and equipment and carts are available for hire. Caravan parts and accessories are available also. Discounts for Family Parks members and seniors cardholders (only one discount applies).

Royal Private Hotel

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$65.00 - 195.00
The First Lady of Charters Towers was built in 1888, the Royal is now a family owned and run Hotel offering a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Situated in the heart of the township, the Royal is within a short walk to shops, restaurants, medical centre, visitors information centre and licensed venues. Charters Towers is a one and a half hours drive west of Townsville.
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