Five Drives to Discovery

Walks Charters Towers


Phone: 07 4761 5533

There are five (5) designated trails designed for the drive enthusiast to explore the region at your own pace.


The Explorer's Trail: Charters Towers to Greenvale – 207km. Ring Road sidetrip – 116km
The Desert uplands Trail: Charters Towers to Pentland – 106km; Pentland to Yarrowmere Station – 155km; Yarrowmere Station Homestead to Lake Buchanan – 20km; Lake Buchanan via Mirtna back to Charters Towers – 219km
The Tropics Trail: Charters Towers to Mingela, Dotswood Road – 47km; Mingela across the Dotswood Road to Herveys Range Road – 68km; Herveys Range Road to Laroona Station turn off – 32km; Laroona Station turnoff to Hidden Valley – 69km; Hidden Valley to Mt Fox Road – 26km; Mt Fox Road to Lynd Highway – 170km
The Heritage Trail: Charters Towers to Ravenswood – 88km; Ravenswood to Burdekin Falls Dam (Lake Dalrymple) – 83km; Burdekin Falls Dam to Collinsville – 140km or Burdekin Falls Dam to Mt Coolon – 101km; Mt Coolon to Belyando Crossing – 61km; Belyando Crossing to Charters Towers – 200km
The Geological Trail: Charters Towers to Pentland - 104km; Pentland to Great Inland Way Highway - 244km; Great Inland Way Highway to Charters Towers - 40km
These trails are not recommended for caravans, with 4WD, larger conventional vehicles and smaller campervans deemed to be suitable at most times. For more information on these drives, see the Self-Drive Tours page or click on the website link in the contact details below.

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Charters Towers