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- John took us on a very informative tour, it was really interesting. Wild old days of the gold rush. Definitely recommend.Written 10 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This place is awesome!! So much to look at and learn about gold panning and prospecting. We totally enjoyed the experience as a family and came away with some gold.Written 26 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A wealth of knowledge of history of the town. Recommend strongly a visit here when in the town. Lots of history in town.Recommend a visit here when in the town to get advice & info. We got a heap of history info here & advice on places of this very historical townWritten 12 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Firstly, to get there dont use Google Maps. If you're on a different side of the hill than the entrance Google takes you up random Telecom service roads!!
Once you're there, such a great location. The best bunker display I've seen anywhere. Beautiful display at the top and if you can't manage the walk up the hill, try and walk down and have someone else bring back the car! The information boards on the path are great.Written 29 September 2023
- A absolute cornucopia of history, covering every aspect of history in the area and the way of life of those bygone days. Well and truly a must see and there are some very unique and fascinating items to be found and viewed. It is also run by vlunteers and really cheap to enter. Give it a go.Written 18 May 2023
- Interesting to have a look at and discover the history of the place. Not a huge amount to tell you the history of the place but visit the info centre next door and pick up the brochure that will give you a history of the place. Take some time in the bookshop a great assortment of interesting books on the area.Written 29 May 2023
- There are thousands of 'lookouts' around the world that are very disappointing. Not this one! It gives a great view over the city and provides interesting historical information.Written 7 August 2020
- A small museum but they have quite a few interesting items on display. The volunteer on duty was quite informative and was available to answer any questions we had. It is only $5pp to enter and does not take long to go through but definitely worth a visit. We were most interested in the beautiful historic building and the old ambulance at the entry.Written 19 June 2022
- Wonderful place to visit. Highly recommend. Would definitely go again if out that way. Spent 4 enjoyable hours looking over the property and animals. Hosts Mick and Linda are very friendly and welcoming. Scrumptious morning tea also supplied.Written 7 October 2023
- Interesting exhibits and a gold coin is about what it warrants. I saw it advertised as having an exhibit on the restoration of the Stock Exchange Arcade but there wasn’t really anything about that.Written 26 September 2021
- This gallery seems to be the best-kept secret in Charters Towers and we stumbled on it by accident. Not only is there an interesting collection of war-time photos on display but one of the best collections of indigenous art we have found anywhere. Well worth a visit. Some signage to alert people of its existence would be helpful and the Information Centre could do more to bring it to people's attention.Written 22 June 2019
- This is a park for the self-sufficient. There are no facilities, other than marked campgrounds and a marked day-use area - no tables, toilets or pumped water in any of these.
This is its main appeal for campers! All 4 sites are beside the Burdekin or Fletcher Creek, so all have good views and a sense of remoteness. Sites need to be booked by phone or online.
I enjoyed a day visit. Access is via the Fletcher Creek campsite, about 30 kms from Charters Towers. It is unsealed, but generally accessible, at least in dry weather, by 2WD vehicles. A loop road takes you along the mighty Burdekin the to Dalrymple grave site, and back along Fletcher Creek. The main reason for visiting was geological - to look at the fine example of basalt wall, which you drive beside on the way in. The Fletcher, as well, has good examples of basalt landscape. There are no marked walks, but opportunities to wander along the sandy bed of the Burdekin, or the rocky banks of the Fletcher. As in most national parks, wildlife and bird life is another attraction. Be prepared for some unguided exploration!
On the way in and/or out, it is worth a stop at the Fletcher Creek campsite, where there are the usual rest area facilities. It is a pretty spot beside the creek, and there are information boards giving interesting information about the area's history.Written 26 August 2018
- Had a good look around Charters Towers. Great little city and people are friendly. Had some good shopping experiences and the town boasts some great history. Will hopefully be back.Written 27 June 2016
- Last night we had a wonderful evening The World. The theatre is a credit to the community worth a visit to see the wonderful shows they have there.Written 30 June 2018
- This attraction needs to be removed from Trip Advisor's list of attractions, as it is not generally accessible to the public (and it is a very long time since public access was allowed!). The basalt wall is viewed from other venues such as Big Bend and Dalrymple National Park.Written 26 August 2018
Frequently Asked Questions about Charters Towers
- The most popular things to do in Charters Towers with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre
- Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery
- The Miner's Cottage
- Texas Longhorn Tours
- Towers Hill Lookout
Charters Towers Attractions Information
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