Local lore has it that an Aboriginal boy named Jupiter first discovered gold at the foot of Towers Hill in December 1871. Since the discovery of gold, the hills' three peaks have been subject to much use, predominately as a mining site. The early telegraph route to Cardwell passed overhead, and the valley below was used for ordinance storage during World War II.... more
It is the site of the first gold discovery - look for the monument at the base of the Hill. Follow the road and uncover the stories of the Hill from the informative storyboards along the way. There's ""Jupiter's Luck"", ""the Seismograph Station"", and ""Clark's Gold Mine"". Discover the World War II bunkers, there are 30 of them. A track at the summit leads off to the ruins of the Pyrites Works.
Towers Hill Lookout also has many interesting and factual storyboards, so you can learn about the region's colourful past. Towers Hill comes to life in the evening with a film screened in the Amphitheatre, called Ghosts after Dark. This film reveals the story of the history of Charters Towers, in which ghosts of their past have a starring role. Admission fees for Ghosts after Dark apply.... less
Children and school groups welcome.
Ramp leads onto viewing platform.
How To Get There
From the information centre, follow Mosman Street towards the hill where you can see "The World" on Blue Water tank. Signage at bottom indicates the turnoff to lookout, 2.1 kilometres from the information centre to the top of Towers Hill.
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