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Castle Hill, Townsville

Categories: Scenic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Rising to a height of 286 m (938 ft) above sea level and dominating the skyline, Castle Hill is a pink granite monolith in the heart of the city. It is one of the most distinctive natural features on Queensland's coast. From a number of vantage points on the hill, you can view the city and the Magnetic Island, which is visible across Cleveland Bay. Many locals walk up this hill for daily exercise. There are many different routes to the top, including a paved road or rough paths. The hill is home to 300 native plant species, which the local conservation council protects through an on-going bush rejuvenation program. To visit Castle Hill on your trip to Townsville, use our Townsville vacation planner.
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  • A visit to Townsville would not be complete without the winding drive to the top of Castle Hill where one can have a 360 degree view of Townsville and beautiful Magnetic Island. 
  • Great views of Townsville in every direction. Night time views are magnificent. You can drive right to the top. Every time I visit Townsville I go up the hill to have a look. 
  • If you're up for a good exercise, walk or run up there. If you just want to see the great view, drive. It's a beautiful view. Highly recommended when in Townsville! Enjoy! 
  • Amazing views of the Townsville region, we drove up due to time restrictions, but so many people were riding, walking, pushing their babies in prams etc up the hill it was very impressive to see them all out getting fit. It was 30°c in May in town but cold enough on the hill that my (Canadian) wife had a jacket on, but she gets cold all the time :). Views to Magnetic Island and the surrounds are very much worth the short drive.
  • Great 360° views of Townsville. Look out over the city, bay and Magnetic island. Worth the drive up or walk if you're feeling adventurous. Beware, the locals walk up here morning and afternoon. Thousands of them!
  • Spectacular lookouts all around Townsville. Great place for scenic photographs.
  • If you're a walker, runner or cyclist it is worth the effort to get up the top to enjoy the lovely views! The weather is getting better by the day, so make the effort and enjoy what we have on offer in Townsville
  • A must of you are in Townsville. Enjoy a beautiful wall to the top, I recommend the Cudtheringa track, 30-45 min walk, and get rewarded with a stunning view over Townsville, surrounding areas and magnetic Island. For the best experience go 1 hour before sunset or sunrise and bring some food to enjoy the view.
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