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Charters Towers is a beautiful city located in the north of Queensland, Australia. The city is located about 130 km car drive from Townsville. There is a population of just over 8,300 based on the 2011 census. Because of the rich and impressive deposits of gold that where found in this city, Charters Towers has developed amazingly in the 20th century.
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Charters Towers was founded as a town in the 1870s. Charters Towers is a great tourist attraction to visit in a hire car today, as the city is perfectly showing the real Australian outback lifestyle. Visitors who come to Charters Towers that plan walking tours in the city will surely understand why and will remain forever charmed by the beauty of this city. Charters Towers is the best location for outdoor activities and camping experiences.
The city's location is mildly elevated at about 300 meters above sea-level. Even though only slightly elevated, the effect in its humidity (decreases) and temperature (increases) variations are very noticeable. And it acquires its supply of water from the nearby Burdekin River.
The Stock Exchange Building is one of the oldest and most impressive buildings in this city to visit. The Stock Exchange Building has been one of the major attractions in Charters Towers starting in the 1890s.
The Venus Gold Battery is the place in which gold was processed between 1872 and 1972. Nowadays, the location is considered to be defying for the specific of Charters Towers, being kept almost intact and unchanged over the years.
Charters Towers Courthouse is another building in this Australian city that should be included in all tourist visits. The building is so impressive, as it has pretty much remained the same since its construction ended in 1886. The courthouse building remains representative for the architectural style of the 1880s. Visit the Charters Towers Courthouse in a hire car which currently is included in the Queensland Heritage Register. The City Hall building, as well as the Post Office, are also worth being visited.
The Charters Towers Museum, also known under the name of Zara Clack Museum, exhibits numerous representative collections for the city's history.