Getting there & away
Greyhound Australia (1300 4739 46863) has a daily service from Townsville to Charters Towers ($31, 1½ hours) continuing on to the NT. Buses arrive and depart outside the Catholic church on Gill St.
The train station is on Enterprise Rd, 1.5km east of the centre. The Inlander runs from Townsville to Charters Towers on Sunday and Thursday (adult/child economy seat $24.20/$12.10, three hours).
Travel Experience.com (4787 2622; 13 Gill St) handles travel tickets.