Cattle Country

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Charters Towers is about 130km south west of Townsville in central Queensland Australia. It is known for its rich mining fields of gold and tin and also its tasty beef. Visitors to Charters Towers can call in and see the trill of the weekly cattle sales every Wednesday at Dairymple Saleyards just out of town. Charters Towers is not only the beef capital of North Queensland it is home to some beautiful historic properties which are reminders of the rich times of the Gold Rush. The town was one of Australia’s richest towns in the late 1800’s Today the region has so much to offer, heritage, friendly hospitality and some of the coldest beers and freshest steaks you will find anywhere in the world.

Map showing Charters Towers

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