Towers Hill Lookout - QLD



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


Address & Contact

Towers Hill Road
Towers Hill QLD 4820
Phone: +61 7 4761 553
Email: N/A


For those who don't mind a bit of exercise, there are two car parks at the bottom and a walking path to the top of Towers Hill. Along the way are signs explaining some of the history and significance of the area.

The natural focal point of Charters Towers is Towers Hill. The highest point in the area at ?420 meters, Towers Hill offers beautiful views over the town.

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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Closest Weather Station

Charters Towers at 27/09:00am EST
Distance from Towers Hill Lookout 5.06km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Charters Towers Airport
Distance from Towers Hill Lookout 5.06km N
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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