|Charters Towers from Towers Hill|
Approaching Charters Towers two things stuck out. One was a large barge/landing craft that was up on blocks in a paddock on the outskirts of the town. Painted on the side were the words "Lake wanted. Boat grumpy." I would guess it came up the Burdekin River a long time ago, but can't imagine why it was left there.
The other thing that caught my eye was the hill near the town with what seemed to be a lookout. I made my way through town and up to what turned out not to be just a lookout, but a small theatre where each evening there is a screening of a historical film about the area. The Charters Towers area is very flat, and even from the top of a small hill one could see a long way.