Charters Towers

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We recently flew to Townsville in Northern Queensland to see my son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons. It is about as far away as you can get from here and still stay within Australia.I love the northern parts of our country and this was my first trip to northeastern Australia. I really expected it to be old, dusty, outback, full of character and very different to the cities and towns in the south. I was surprised at how wrong I was! Well, not entirely wrong. It was definitely full of character and charm.

One of the highlights of the trip was our visit to Charters Towers, just over 100kms west of Townsville. Charters Towers was once a big mining town and according to a local we met last week, there is still plenty of gold to be found.

I will include some photos. I was really surprised by one I took on the move (from the car) as I thought it was only of the vegetation. Somehow a McDonald’s sign can be seen at the side of the photo. I thought we had escaped into the outback but McDonald’s arrived there before me!

We had a great time. By the way, Charters Towers have a bakery that makes the best pasties I have eaten in a long time 🙂


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