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Castle Hill, Townsville

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Scenic Walking Area Hiking Trail
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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TripAdvisor
  • Lovely spot to see Townsville. Beautiful views right out to sea. I drove up cause I didn't have any walking gear on me. Glad I did as it's a steep walk up so you'd need proper walking shoes on.  more »
  • If you are in Townsville it is definitely worth the effort to get up to Castle Hill which offer's a great view of the city as well as Magnetic Island. For those who are active (and not a lazy holiday ...  more »
  • Has been a few years since we made this ascent and it is just as good as ever. Kept clean and tidy but take insect spray if you intend doing the walks.  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 :)