About an hour and a half inland from Townsville, is what was once the second largest city in Queensland at the height of the gold rush, Charters Towers. Charters Towers is now renowned for its historic character and for its collection of beautifully-preserved 19th and early 20th century buildings and streetscapes. There is so much to see, do and learn about in Charters Towers – a town of ghosts and gold.