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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 via mobile

For a spectacular view of Townsville this is the place to go. You can see the size of Magnetic Island

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The sun rises over the hills on the sea side which looks better than the sunset which would be on the other side. The busy CBD looks calm and quiet when viewed from the top of the hill, its a nice, peaceful feeling. You get...More

Thank Paddy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We drove up Castle Hill and past all the runners and walkers striding out. Great view of Townsville. Gives you an idea of how spread out Townsville is.

Thank Cityviewe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take visitors to view Townsville and surrounding areas. This area would benefit from a sky lift from the bottom to the top, as many visitors who come via cruise ships or plane can then visit this great place withou having to hire...More

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location to take in the scenery and spread of the city of Townsville. Quiet a journey to the top, and lots of people hiking or running, so take care if driving.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are short on time *(maybe an overnight stay) and you want to build up an appetite for dinner then I can whole heartedly recommend you walk Castle Hill for sunset. What a great way to get some fresh air, costing nothing and the...More

Thank bezman2110
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views of Townsville await all those that venture here. You can see through to Magnetic Island, the port, the new residential areas and realise how spread out Townsville city is.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent way to get your bearings on Townsville! Very easy to access with a carpark at the top. Heaps of great picture opportunities.

Thank Trev S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the drive or walk up. Sunset would be amazing. Great photo opportunities. Able to see the whole of Townsville.

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be tempted to run up it unless you are fit, it’s a ways!!! Great views at top and toilets. Views over all sides of Townsville

Thank dp123
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