Downtown Charters Towers

Check out the stunning historical buildings located on Gill and Mosman Streets


(Photos Left to Right – Post Office, Stock Exchange Arcade and City Hall)

There is a self-guided Heritage Walking Trail, Audio Self Drive Tour and Heritage Sculpture Trail, for more information on these visit the Visitor Information Centre.

The World Theatre is a stunning building, and home to our local indoor cinema and live shows. They also frequently have art exhibitions on display. Open 10am – 1pm.

At the back of the historic Stock Exchange Arcade, you’ll find the Don Roderick Assay Room Gallery, where you can purchase art, pottery and woodwork made by local artisans. There’s also a history of the Stock Exchange and Historic Photograph Collection on display. Open 10am – 2pm.

The Mike Carney Creative Industries Centre offers workshops, art galleries and retail store. To arrange a visit, call 0466 159 707.


Towers Hill

The Towers Hill Lookout features the stunning views of Charters Towers and beyond and is particularly beautiful at sunset or sunrise.

There is an informative display about the Gold Rush, as well as some of the key moments in Charters Towers’ History. Not to mention it is home to the resident Allied Rock Wallabies.


To get the full experience of the Hill – take the Towers Hill Walk (brochure from Visitors Info Centre) or attend the nightly screening of Ghosts After Dark, which explores the town’s rich history, in the amphitheatre from 6.30pm (book prior to 4pm at the Visitors Info Centre).

Also don’t forget to stop at the WWII Bunkers to get a better understanding of our involvement in the war. This includes the Towers Hill in WWII augmented reality app.


Historical Places/Museums

Showcases our rich social history, including the gold rush, wars and just how our ancestors lived. Open 10am –1 pm.

Is one of the last standing Gold Stamp Batteries in Australia. Book at

Showcases the history of ambulances in Charters Towers and Queensland.

Features relics from times gone by, and you can learn about gold prospecting and even have a go at panning for gold. Call Alan on 0414 967 369 to arrange a visit.


Texas Longhorn Tours

This is the most popular tourist attraction, and for good reason. Where else can you get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful cattle in the world?

This half day tour offers an introductory video, traditional Aussie Smoko, buggy tour around the paddocks to see the Longhorn and other cattle including Scottish Highlands, African Ankole-Watusi and American Bison and Buffalos, calf petting (when available), a visit to the Longhorn Love Shack and JR Gallery of Horns.

Located at stunning Leahton Park, 10kms from town. To book – visit



Tors Drive-In

Operating since the 1960’s, the Tors Drive-in shows the latest films in true drive-in style, complete with an old-style cafe. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Gates open 6pm, movies start 6:30pm (cash only).


Local Markets

  • The Centenary Park Markets are held on the last Sunday of each month
  • The CWA Markets are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the CWA Hall on Mosman St.



Big 4 Aussie Outback Oasis

During the Peak Season – our Outback Muster Kitchen offers Wood Fired Pizza on both Wednesday and Friday nights. As well as a three course Roast Dinner by the Dalrymple Lion’s Club on a Sunday Night.

Please place your order at reception.


Variety of Pubs

International Cuisine


Fast Food Options

There are the usual contenders such as McDonalds, Red Rooster and Pizza Hut, as well as Catch N’ Cook Seafood, M&W Café and Kebabs and Santons Gourmet Hoagies.