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Who's a happy camper?

Who's a happy camper?

 

We might be biased, but the Charters Towers Region has some of the best bush camping in Australia.  From reserves that run alongside flowing creeks and rivers, showgrounds located within a heritage-listed township and National Parks with views of ancient lava flows, there is something of interest for everyone.

Two popular camping spots located a short drive from Charters Towers are Fletcher Creek and Macrossan Reserve.  Both provide an amenities block, sheltered picnic tables, wood barbeques and amazing water views!  Both spots are great for a spot of fishing or kayaking.

If you prefer something a little closer to nature, just down the road from Fletcher Creek is Big Bend and Echo Hole.  A very sacred place to the Gudjala People.  As part of their creation story, it symbolises where fiery rock met sea to create the landscape throughout the region.  Traditionally named Yalganbara, meaning ‘Big Waterhole’, this reserve overlooks the iconic Burdekin River and is a popular recreational reserve with locals and visitors. 

We are also lucky to have some amazing National Parks within our region.  Dalrymple National Park, located 45km north of Charters Towers on the mighty Burdekin River, features ancient lava flows and fossilised limestone.  Whilst White Mountains National Park, located 140 south-west of Charters Towers, boasts 112,000ha and 14 different ecosystems, including lancewood forests, open woodlands, laterite pastures, heathlands and spinifex grasslands are spotted around the spectacular white sandstone buffs and gorges, sand dunes and sandy flats.

If you intend on camping at one of these two National Parks, please ensure you book online through Parks and Forests, Department of Environment and Science and please be respectful of the land and take out whatever you take in.

If you can’t go without creature comforts, there are a variety of hotels and award-winning caravan parks to choose from that offer something that will suit your style – from shady camping sites to cabin accommodation.

For more information on recreational camping options, have a look at our Recreational Camping guide, including conditions for your stay.  We welcome you to settle in and stay a while - there is plenty to see and do.

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Starry starry skies...

Starry starry skies...

 

With the cool air and clear nights providing uninterrupted views, see the night sky like never before.

As the evening colours fade into the night, watch as light-adorned heritage buildings bring streetscapes to life, creating enchanting photo opportunities.

Make yourself comfortable with a picnic and watch the sun set on Towers Hill before you listen to stories of Charters Towers history, including tales of fortune and loss, at the Ghosts After Dark Film presentation.  Why not catch a stage show by the local theatre group Towers Players or head to The World Theatre to watch a movie, see an exhibition or watch a live show.

For a truly unique evening experience, you can't go past the Drive-In theatre! That’s right, Charters Towers boasts one of Australia’s last remaining drive-ins where you can catch the latest blockbuster or an old-time favourite on the BIG screen.  Why not throw in some deck chairs, or even a mattress and your fluffiest pillows, to truly settle in for an experience like no other.  Don’t forget your blanket to snuggle up as some nights can get cool!

During your visit, you might be lucky enough to meet one of the many storytellers throughout the region who'll have you intrigued when you hear their tales of gold, greed and ghosts. We'll let you decide whether it was a true story or a tall tale.

With the cool air and clear nights providing uninterrupted views, see the night sky like never before.

As the evening colours fade into the night, watch as light-adorned heritage buildings bring streetscapes to life, creating enchanting photo opportunities.

Make yourself comfortable with a picnic and watch the sun set on Towers Hill before you listen to stories of Charters Towers history, including tales of fortune and loss, at the Ghosts After Dark Film presentation.  Why not catch a stage show by the local theatre group Towers Players or head to The World Theatre to watch a movie, see an exhibition or watch a live show.

For a truly unique evening experience, you can't go past the Drive-In theatre! That’s right, Charters Towers boasts one of Australia’s last remaining drive-ins where you can catch the latest blockbuster or an old-time favourite on the BIG screen.  Why not throw in some deck chairs, or even a mattress and your fluffiest pillows, to truly settle in for an experience like no other.  Don’t forget your blanket to snuggle up as some nights can get cool!

During your visit, you might be lucky enough to meet one of the many storytellers throughout the region who'll have you intrigued when you hear their tales of gold, greed and ghosts. We'll let you decide whether it was a true story or a tall tale.

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Visit Charters Towers

Visit Charters Towers


Let us welcome you...
Whichever experience you choose, you'll find the locals in the Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre are ready to welcome you and help link you to local options for accommodation, dining, attractions, services and shopping during your stay. You'll find nearly everything you need here, and enjoy some authentic country hospitality as well!

The Centre, located at 74 Mosman Street, which is at the top of Gill Street, facing the T-intersection, holds a wealth of local knowledge about Charters Towers and surrounding areas. The extensive range of information includes the Charters Towers Region, Townsville and Magnetic Island and the themed driving routes of The Great Inland Way, Overlander's Way, Great Tropical Drive, Matilda Highway and Savannah Way. Free wi-fi, public internet facilities and a booking service for local tours and attractions are also available.

Call in and talk to a local! Our dedicated team of volunteers have an abounding wealth of knowledge of Charters Towers and are keen to share the local secrets that you might otherwise never discover! We like to think the time you spend here provides a very unique and friendly experience for you.

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