In the Gold Rush Days, Charters Towers was the second
largest centre in Queensland. Hosting over 60 hotels and
a Stock Exchange, it was a bustling mining town with
interests also in sheep and cattle. An Aboriginal boy
started it all when he picked up a nugget in 1871.
History abounds in this town with a great deal of the
architecture, built in those heady days, still standing
as a proud reminder of the past.
Old World Horse Carriage.
On the outskirts of the town is The Venus Battery, an
old crushing mill. Guided tours are available daily. The
Miners Cottage is another interesting site that has been
completely refurbished to the original, where you can
also pan for gold. Tower Hill Lookout is a great spot to
oversee the town, and in the evenings there, you can
watch a movie entitled Ghosts After Dark in the
Ampitheatre. In town The Heritage Walk is a trip into the
past as you gaze at the wonderful architecture, all
within a square mile in the town. Of course we can still
find interesting things to see including The World
Theatre, The Museum and also The Historic Ambulance
Centre.Everything taken into consideration, probably one
of the most fascinating towns anywhere on earth.