Castle Hill, Townsville

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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Townsville holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Castle Hill and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A must visit. You can walk up to the top on the road, be fit to do so or as we did took the Crikey Trikey Joy Ride. A three wheel motorcycle ride. Excellent information about the the area from Steve. ...  more »
  • Last night's sleep all night because the boat enough compared to morning went out at noon, Sun, very hot boat chasing him to the KB it will wind up, not the top captures shortness just 500 metres from the added chasing him enough.
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  • Got to give credit where it is due and Townsville City Council deserve a giant pat on the back for the new improvements they've done for Castle Hills goat track. I was absolutely obsessed with going u...  more »
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  • Cool place with heaps of options for routes. Parking can be crazy if you want to go the more popular ones, or don't want to walk much.
  • Great views and a very nice walk up and down on the goat track.
  • Nice views
  • Great views
  • Centre of the city :)
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