Towers Hill Lookout - QLD

  Mountain,Peak,Hill

Position

DEG: -20.08861 146.252701
DMS: 20º 05' 18.99" S 146º 15' 9.72" E
UTM: 55 K 7778538mN 421871mE
Altitude: 419m

Description

Address & Contact

91 Rainbow Rd
Towers Hill QLD 4820
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Information

Local legend has it that an Aboriginal boy named Jupiter first discovered gold at the foot of Towers Hill in December 1871.

Today you can find a monument which depicts the location of the first gold sighting at the base of the hill. From there follow the road and uncover the stories of the Hill from the interesting and informative storyboards along the way which feature "Jupiter's Luck," "The Seismograph Station," and "Clark's Gold Mine." Discover 30 different World War II bunkers, one of which is a restored bunker located approximately half way up the Hill. Another track at the summit leads off to the ruins of the Pyrites Works.

Early morning is the best time to discover the wildlife living on and around Towers Hill. You will see several species of macropods such as the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, the Whiptail and the Allied Rock Wallabies. Watch as the Wedge-tailed Eagles hunt their prey.

Towers Hill comes to life in the evening with the Ghosts after Dark film screened in the Amphitheatre. Admission fees apply. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Charters Towers at 25/03:00pm EST
Distance from Towers Hill Lookout 5.06km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
30.8°C32.4°C43%16.9°C1004.6hPa0.0mmNE4km/hr
2knots
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Closest Climatic Station

Charters Towers Airport
Distance from Towers Hill Lookout 5.06km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.532.731.930.127.324.924.826.630.132.733.834.4
Mean Min. °C22.422.420.918.315.112.611.412.315.218.120.321.9
Mean Rain mm160.2148.373.529.821.420.920.518.811.617.569.686.6

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