Tourism Opportunities

Whilst being relatively close in proximity to the coast, Charters Towers visitors enjoy easy access to the Outback, with the Region entertaining some 351,000 visitors annually.

With its worldly charm and country hospitality to boot, tourism opportunities are here for the taking. The landscape, a large inland dry reef area, plays home to many hidden treasures, including pristine wilderness locations which are prime opportunities for Eco, Nature-based and Indigenous Tourism.

The townships of  Herveys Range, Ravenswood, Mingela, Charters Towers, Greenvale, Pentland and Homestead make up the Charters Towers Region and are spread across the region’s vast land area of 68,580 sq km.  The Three Rivers Hotel in Greenvale was made famous by the legendary Australian Country Singer/Songwriter Slim Dusty in a song by the same name.

The Region is renowned for its country music festivals and country style horse racing meetings.  Signature events such as the Goldfield Ashes, which hosts the largest amateur cricket carnival in the southern hemisphere, and Ten Days in the Towers, attract visitors from every state in Australia.

Visitors enjoy stepping back in time and exploring the regions mining and military history. The Region played home to one of the most productive and wealthiest gold mines in Australia’s history and hosted some 10,000 USA troops who were based in Charters Towers whilst they fought in the battle of the Pacific.

Charters Towers City boasts a large number of majestic heritage listed buildings.  Visitors enjoy our region year after year; never tiring of the many things to do and see whilst savouring the bush in all its splendour.

Charters Towers Regional Council is currently facilitating the development of the Charters Towers Destination Management Plan, Tourism Strategy and Tourism Rebrand.   

Find out more about each of the Townships in our Region.

Council's Economic Development Team

Telephone: 07 4761 5300