About Charters Towers
Charters Towers is one of the most beautiful inland cities in Queensland, with its unrivalled architecture and unique history. To many, Charters Towers is a surprising pleasure and a delight to visit.
Located 130 km south-west of Townsville, Charters Towers became a gold rush town, when gold was discovered in December 1871. During the 1880s and 1890s the town grew and prospered. It was a sign of the extent of local business activity, that one of Australia’s few regional stock exchanges was established at Charters Towers in 1890.
Today, Charters Towers is known for its large number of elegant and historically significant buildings most of which are located on Mosman and Gill Streets. In this area and in the surrounding streets there are over 60 buildings of historical significance.
Be sure to take some time and explore our wonderful town. History tours are available, please contact us at reception for ideas.