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Mount Stuart

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Address: Mount Stuart Road | Mt Stuart, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1800 801 902
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Capture a great overview of Townsville with a visit to Mount Stuart....

Capture a great overview of Townsville with a visit to Mount Stuart. Providing views overlooking the entire city and across to Magnetic Island and Cleveland Bay, Mount Stuart is a great way for visitors to get their bearings before further exploring Townsville North Queensland. Walk, run, ride or drive to the top of the 9km road, but if you plan to tackle it by foot ensure you have a good level of fitness and plenty of water as it is a steep climb in areas. Once you reach the top of Mount Stuart, enjoy the breezes, relax with a picnic, take in the views or further explore the short bush walks around the area.

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Great views of Townsville.

Be careful of people walking up and down, some corners are a bit small. But, will be rewarded of oceans view once to the top. Lots of walking tracks around.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be careful of people walking up and down, some corners are a bit small. But, will be rewarded of oceans view once to the top. Lots of walking tracks around.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sign advising that Mount Stuart is a location to view butterflies - sadly we did not see any which was disappointing as I do love butterflies! However, the view was amazing - could see all the way to the sea or was it a bay? The rugged terrain meant one had to do a little bit of minor mountaineering... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The trip up to Mount Stuart is both quick (15 min drive) and pleasant with a decent road with a not so-scary ascent/decent. Its location behind the city of Townsville generally means most don't visit but it is well worth the slightly shorter ascent because the views are far more expansive than Castle Hill. Caravans could probably make the trip... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Didn't really know about this attraction.Well worth the 8km uphill drive to have a great panoramic view of the town,the islands,and the country to the west.

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townsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The view will start a few minutes when one starts driving up to the top. Park the car and walk to the lookout. Townsville and surrounding area is at your feet. On a day day the view extends all the way to the Palm island group and Hinchenbrook. After enjoying the scenery, go for a little walk, follow the path... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

If you want the best view of Townsville, then Dive up to Mt Sturt, you have to drive out through Wulguru toward the look out, which is well signpost, you ccan drive up on winding road or if your in to cycling tracks, just look out as most of the way up is Army Training Ground both sde of the... More 

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Charters Towers, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We've driven past the turn off for years but decided only recently to go. The walk around the top was a welcome surprise. The kids loved it!! And the view was amazing!!

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Thank ashelks
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Lovely breezy area for a summer day picnic. Great views. There's a small walking track around the buildings away from the platform and picnic table.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great views of Townsville. The road up and down is popular with cyclists. It is possible to walk up as well (1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours). Needs facilities at the top such as toilets, water, picnic tables. This would make it more people and family friendly.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

An excellent place to visit and enjoy the fantastic views of the City of Townsville. This site overlooks the Army base at the bottom of the mountain. You can also see Magnetic Island and the wharves in the city. A fantastic place to take photos of the city and surrounding areas.

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