Located 89 kilometres east of Charters Towers, the heritage-listed township of Ravenswood was once a thriving gold mining town.replacenewlinereplacenewlineRavenswood is a must-see historical town, south of the Flinders Highway. In 1868 while mustering cattle, Marmaduke Curr stopped to scoop up a drink of water from Elphinstone Creek and saw specks of alluvial gold in the bottom of his pannikin.replacenewlinereplacenewlineTwo gold mines are in operation in the area. A large open cut mine behind the town and an underground mine at nearby Mount Wright, located approximately 95 kilometres south-west of Townsville and 65 kilometres east of Charters Towers. Resolute has a 100% interest in the mines through its subsidiary Carpentaria Gold Pty Ltd. A great viewing platform has been constructed, accessible from the Clare Road, from which you can see open cast mine workings.replacenewlinereplacenewlineOutdoor attractions such as White Blow Environmental Park (a huge quartz outcrop), a Showground that also offers camping with good facilities, a golf course, a swimming pool and tennis courts are popular.

Images around Ravenswood QLD 4816

Around Ravenswood QLD 4816

Our Picks on what to Do in Ravenswood QLD

Ravenswood Community Garden

Thorps Building

Ravenswood Showground

Our Picks on where to Stay in Ravenswood QLD

Home Ravenswood

Imperial Hotel Ravenswood

Top Camp Roadhouse

Our Picks on what to Eat in Ravenswood QLD

Bottlemart Express - Railway Hotel

Shopping in Ravenswood QLD

Location Information 

  • Population: 349
  • State electorate(s): Traeger
  • Federal Division(s): Kennedy
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
Acknowledgement of Country

Ravenswood QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Bindal acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.