Situated on the tropical north coast of Queensland, Townsville is the perfect destination for your next holiday. With the paradise of Magnetic Island right on the doorstep, Townsville is the ideal place for an adventure with friends or an escape for the family.


Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, national and international events, award winning restaurants and attractions, National Parks and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, it’s not hard to see why people are attracted to Townsville.

Things to do in Charters Town

charters towers - townsvilleDriving down the wide streets of Charters Towers is like viewing a montage of Australian heritage. Once the second largest city in Queensland, Charters Towers is as rich in history as it is in gold.  Today, Charters Towers is the rural hub for graziers and the mining industry, although it is probably best known as the host of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cricket carnival – the Gold Field Ashes.


Your Charters Towers Bucket List


  • - Meet the ghosts that haunt Charters Towers on the Ghosts of Gold Heritage Trail
  • - The Venus Gold Battery is a ‘must do’ along with exploring the magnificent heritage buildings
  • - Get a game at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cricket carnival – the Gold Field Ashes
  • - Pan for gold at The Miner’s Cottage
  • - Meet ‘JR’, the Guinness World Record holder for the bull with the longest horns
  • - Pick up the self-drive audio tour CD and map from the Visitor Information Centre and go exploring