Charters Towers is an old small town an hour and a half west of Townsville. Offering old gold mining architecture and unique history in northern Queensland. Take in the views from Towers Hill lookout
Fletchers Creek and Burdekin River camping area
There are several great highlights of this area: fossilised limestone, ancient lava flows, and, of course, the Burdekin River. The reserve is also the place of the former Dalrymple township, which was one of the first inland settlements in northern Australia.
Exploring Big Bend and Echo Hole, Burdekin River
Big Bend is a popular 4WD full bush camping located right on the banks of the Burdekin River. Part of the Great Basalt Wall and known for its extensive basalt formations. It's better than Fletchers Creek with great fishing and bush camping opportunities.