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Charters Towers

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Charters Towers is a city in Queensland.

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Charters Towers is located 135 kilometres southwest of Townsville and has an altitude of 336 metres which ensures an excellent climate with comfortably cool nights. Known mostly for its heritage and gold mining history, this city once had a population of 27,000 and had one of the first regional Stock Exchanges in Australia which took three calls a day, six days a week.

Today the main industries are mining, beef (homestay accommodation is available), education (five excellent, world recognised boarding schools) and tourism (a visit will explain why).

Charters Towers is a perfect example of the real Australia, with brilliantly coloured sunsets, and cattle stations. The friendly atmosphere and heritage streetscape only add to its unique appeal. Numerous tranquil water spots and secluded lava caves ensures fascinating walks and great camping. A walking tour is one of the best ways to appreciate the history and the many grand colonial buildings that adorn the streets. A must-see is the Stock Exchange building which was hooked into the world via telegraph from 1890. Don t miss the Venus Gold Battery on the outskirts of town. Here, gold was processed from 1872 until 1972 and a guided tour relates the innovation and hard work, which were part of the golden days of Charters.

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Charters Towers situated west of Townsville has a unique and colourful history, and is often referred to as the historic golden city.

Located near the Burdekin River, Charters Towers has a rich mining .. pastoral and World War II heritage that can be enjoyed by visitors today through the unique 'Ghosts of Gold' experience .. Charters Towers maintains a range of Heritage listed buildings giving the town a lot of charm .. tour the Venus Battery and explore the Towers Hill World War II bunkers to savour the history of the city that was once referred to as 'The World'!

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  • Charters Towers Heritage Lodge Motel has 25 rooms ranging from motel rooms to self contained apartments. Guests enjoy a large garden area with kids play ground, BBQ, pool and more. Heritage Lodge Motel in Charters Towers is located at 79-97 Flinders Highway - Charters Towers, Queensland 4820 Phone +61 7 47874088 or FREE CALL: 1800 880 444
  • Cattleman's Rest Motor Inn for great value the best accommodation and hearty meals in Charters Towers. We have 38 ground floor air-conditioned rooms comprising of Single Suites, Double / Twin Suites, 2 Bedroom Family Rooms, Executive Suites. Onsite we have a Licensed 'Steakhouse Restaurant' and Cocktail Bar, pool with spa, conference facilities, undercover parking and tour bookings can be arranged. Located at 1 Bridge St (Cnr Bridge & Plant St), Charters Towers (Richmond), QLD 4820 Australia - Ph: 07 47873555
  • Royal Private Hotel, 100 Mosman Street, Lissner QLD 4820, Australia, 61 7 4787 8688, [1]. checkin: 1300; checkout: 1000. Wonderful little family run hotel/boarding house almost literally in the center of town, in a refurbished late-19th century frontier building. The rooms are immaculately clean and tidy and the place is wonderfully cool, quiet and restful. TV & AC in every room with WiFi accessible in the lobby and lounge upstairs. They offer en suite rooms as well as single rooms with shared bath/toilet. There's a common kitchen with everything you need. To make it even better, the owner is a great guy who will regale you with local stories and advice. Clean, convenient, fully appointed and cheap: you can't go wrong with this place! $65.  edit


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