June 2 to 4 Charters Towers is 130 Kms inland west of Townsville. It was founded in the 1870’s when gold was found by chance at Towers Hill by a 12 year old aboriginal boy, Jupiter Mossman. After becoming uneconomic in the 20th century, profitable mining operations have commenced once again. We really liked the name of a property we came across during a drive outside the town : Drinkastubbie Downs !!
Last year we spent a great time at Groper Creek fishing and crabbing. We complete a circle by driving 15 Kms out of town to visit A large weir on the Burdekin River, the same river we were camped beside last year at Groper Creek.