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Just metres short of a mountain, Castle Hill is the giant pink granite monolith that stands proud in the centre of Townsville - a perfect place for visitors to orientate themselves. As well as offering vehicle access, Castle Hill provides a number...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Castle Hill Road, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great way to start or end the day! Go up for either sunrise or sunset. A walk definitely improves it worth. Take the easy way, up the road or a short, sharp climb up any of the tracks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank casalli1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the locals run this - in 35 degrees no thanks. But hey, drive it like us and do the short walks to unbelievable views that will keep your camera busy for ages. The city really is pretty and if you haven't been to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kenz56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 5 minute taxi ride from the city city centre. Lovely views looking out to Magentic Island on one side and Mt Stuart on the other side. Would be a rather strenuous walk to the top - better to drive up there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suntanner71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can choose to drive or walk up the road to the lookout. I chose to drive but passed many walking, jogging cycling along the way up to the top. Once there you are greeted with magnificent views of Townsville below and Magnetic Island across...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank spicylisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people walk or ride their bikes up the road, but there are a few more direct paths up the hill. Watch the weather for the best days for vibrant sunrises and sunsets. Excellent views across the Town Common and overlooking downtown.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WindowSeatWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to the top of the hill late afternoon. Along the way there were lots of people hiking up the pretty steep hill! At various lookouts there are different angles where you can have a panoramic views of Townsville and surrounding suburbs. Sunsets give...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank modernwiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was such a beautiful 360 degree view. You get to see the whole lot of Townsville. A fair few stairs to climb right to the top. But definitely worth the effort

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamiep147
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We climb the ‘goat track’ on Castle Hill & it’s the best workout in town. Burn approx 350 calories in only 45 minutes ... carry water & with you!!! Take a hat!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank pamellisinternationa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to start the day - hike up the Goat Track for awesome views of Townsville, Magnetic Island and beyond! Hard work but worth it!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navigator12284448348
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Castle Hill is a must while visiting or passing Townsville. You have an amazing view and there are about ten different watching platoes and a lot of trails up to the top. You can as well go by car - parking is for free but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Glenn W | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to the top of the hill. The carpark is situated not far from the lookout, and you could push a pram. If you want to walk from the bottom carpark to the top, I would suggest you allow a couple of hours, however... More