Camping near Charters Towers

Get a taste of the Aussie outback in this gold rush town.

97% (47 reviews)
97% (47 reviews)

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Pete's Place

10 sites · RVs200 acres · Southern Cross, QLD
Small rural family property, 11.5 klm from the roadhouse on the western side road of Chaters Towers Qld. Currently we have 10 sites overlooking a large dam. Plenty of bird life,, Lovely sunsets Take a walk around the camping area, including the base of the Featherby Wall Uni sex Bush toilet on site
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AU$20
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WillowVale Park

2 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Nome, QLD
“WillowVale Park” is 200 acres set on the banks of the Reid River, QLD 4816. Half way between Townsville and Charters Towers on the Flinders Highway. Private area suitable for camping, caravans, RV’s right on the river bank. All year swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. - Camp fires permitted. - Pets welcome but contained or restrained at all times. - No toilets so must have own toilet. - Groups bookings or up to two seperate camps at any one time. - Push bike riding and Hiking areas available. - Plenty of room to run for the kids.
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AU$35
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Charters Towers Tourist Park

65 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Charters Towers, QLD
As one of the most beautiful inland towns in Queensland and the gateway to exploring Queensland’s fabulous north and west, we make your stay at historic Charters Towers a true pleasure. With a selection of comfortable ensuite cabins, powered or powered ensuite sites, and unpowered sites perfect for campers, we offer a range of stay options to make sure you can enjoy the best the Aussie outdoors has to offer. Sit back and relax in our lovely treed surroundings and listen to the native birds in their natural habitat as they whistle their “hello” from the treetops. Family owned by Local who love their town, Charters Towers Tourist Park is situated off the main highway so you will avoid traffic noise and get your much needed rest before you discover beautiful Charters Towers or journey onward in whichever direction your travels take you. We look forward to your stay with us.
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AU$38
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Donnington Airpark

8 sites · RVs160 acres · Woodstock, QLD
Donnington Airpark is a 160-acre privately-owned airfield located at Woodstock, 40 km from Townsville on the Flinders Highway. It is home to a number of private aircraft and a couple of flying training organisations from Towsville use it for touch-and-go circuits, first solo etc. A monthly Social Fly-In Breakfast is staged (4th Sunday), which features visiting aircraft, occasional car/bike club displays, market stalls, hot food and coffee van plus special attractions or guest speakers and presentations (when available). There is ample level ground available for campers. Sunsets can be glorious (depending on the time of year). Kangaroos and wallabies visit daily, as does a variety of birdlife - crows, hawks, ibis, magpies, willy-wag-tails, pee-wees, finches, parrots, doves, kookaburras to name a few. The airpark is easily accessible from the highway and Townsville is only 40 km away for shopping, restaurants, Magnetic Island trips. Fuel is available at Caltex Calcium, 13 km towards Charters Towers. Donnington can be used for an overnight stay or base yourself here for a few days and radiate outwards to Townsville, Charters Towers, Ravenswood or the Burdekin.
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Camping near Charters Towers guide

Overview

Road trippers following the Overlanders and Great Inland Way routes will pass through Charters Towers, the gateway to the Queensland Outback. Discover Australia’s gold mining history with a visit to the Venus Gold Battery, hike to the top of Towers Hill to watch the sunset, or try your luck panning for gold at the Miners Cottage. Campers can stay at one of the caravan parks in town or enjoy an authentic outback experience—pitch your tent on a working farm or sleep out in a swag beneath the outback stars.

Where to go

Outback Queensland

Surrounded by dusty plains and cattle stations, you don’t have to drive far from Charters Towers to find yourself in the heart of the outback. Admire herds of Texas Longhorns in Leahton Park or visit the Dalrymple Cattle Saleyards, stop by traditional outback towns like Ravenswood, or enjoy fishing and kayaking along the Burdekin River. 

White Mountains

West of Charters Towers, the sandstone bluffs and forested gorges of the White Mountains National Park make the ideal destination for campers looking to escape the crowds. Pitch your tent by the creek, spend the day hiking or mountain biking along the many trails, or explore off-road in a 4WD.  

Townsville Coast

Just a 90-minute drive east, the arid bushlands and dusty tracks of the outback give way to golden sand beaches and azure blue ocean. Hit the beach, stroll the palm-lined promenade, and check into a seaside holiday park in Townsville, or cruise out to Magnetic Island to enjoy rainforest walks and water sports. Island-hopping cruises also set sail from Townsville to snorkel or scuba dive around the Great Barrier Reef islands.

When to go

Summers (October through March) in the Australian outback are hot, humid, and wet. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 40 °C, and frequent showers mean that you’ll likely need a 4WD to explore the surrounding countryside. The cooler months of April through September are better suited for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The biggest crowds come on Australia Day weekend, when Charters Towers hosts the famous Goldfield Ashes cricket carnival.

Know before you go

  • Public transport runs between Townsville and Charters Towers, but having your own vehicle is preferable, especially if you plan to explore further afield. 
  • Charters Towers has a good selection of shops where you can pick up camping gear and stock up on supplies—be sure to fill up on fuel if heading into the outback.
  • Fire bans are common in Queensland during summer and dry periods, so check local recommendations before lighting your campfire and always use designated fire pits. 

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