Charters Towers Historical Tours

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Enjoy a guided walking tour or bus tour with Charters Towers Historical Tours!

Explore stories of the great gold mining boom, hear of World War II involvement, and see the amazing restorations of grand heritage buildings. Discover why this was "The World"...

You'll be amazed by the fascinating heritage of Charters Towers - an easy 90 minutes drive inland from Townsville, this is a town full of beautiful heritage buildings and rich in goldfield history. Make this a must-do part of your visit!

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Heritage Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a fascinating guided walking tour of the city centre of Charters Towers - did you know this town was "The World"..?

Explore the stories of the magnificent heritage buildings in the town's main streets. Amazing stories are around every corner!

This tour departs from the Visitor Information Centre. Allow about one hour and 30 minutes for your tour. Always book ahead - tour places are limited!

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$13.50 $13.50
Heritage Bus Tour

Enjoy a guided bus tour of Charters Towers in the comfort of an air-conditioned 20 seat bus.

Explore fascinating local goldfield and WWII history. Admire the grand heritage buildings of the town, and be amazed by the stories of the early years of Charters Towers.

They pick-up and drop-off passengers to local caravan parks and the city centre at no extra cost. This tour takes around one hour - plus pick-up and drop-off time. Always book ahead - tour places are limited!

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$18.50 $18.50

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