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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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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 I would not recommend a pram as the road is shared with vehicles.