Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Charters Towers 13 – 16 August 2014

We had intended to spend some time exploring the villages along the highway, but found that there wasn’t much to see and we quickly drove through Torrens Creek, Homestead, Pentland and Balfes Creek and then onto Charters Towers. Charters Towers was a refreshing change after the dry conditions we had experienced in the trip so far. As we drove east, the scenery changed with the heavy black soil and prickly shrubs being replaced with red sandy soil, green grass and large tropical trees. Charters Towers has an interesting history as a mining and cattle town and many fine heritage buildings from the gold rush have been preserved. It was also where Peter’s dad was born (a long time ago). We went to the local history centre to find out what records they had, but there wasn’t much around, however the historical museum was very interesting and we saw lots of items from our house!


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