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Castle Hill

Castle Hill Road, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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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 of popular walking tracks, which are frequented by more than 2,500 locals a day! The 360-degree views of Townsville at the top are well worth the journey. Be sure to have a camera on hand, particularly for sunrise or sunset as these are photo opportunities which shouldn't be missed. As well as offering an iconic centre piece for the city and spectacular scenic views, Castle Hill has a significant history. The Hill's vantage was used by visiting American soldiers during World War II. According to local legend, the visitors famously offered to demolish the hill and use the rock to build a bridge to Magnetic Island. A World War II observation bunker sits on one corner of the Hill reminding visitors of Castle Hill's military history. Castle Hill facilities include car parking, public amenities, drink fountains and shaded seating to enjoy while taking in some of the best views of the city and across to Magnetic Island.
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“goat track” (171 reviews)
“great view” (125 reviews)
“walk up” (86 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Castle Hill Road, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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"goat track"
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"great view"
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"walk up"
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"degree view"
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"magnetic island"
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"great workout"
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"car park"
in 66 reviews
"worth the effort"
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"walking trails"
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"late afternoon"
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"visiting townsville"
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"townsville city"
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"great walk"
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"coral sea"
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"great spot"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked the many steps up the Goat track to make it there for sunset and it was amazing. The steps are hard work but you feel great afterwards and there’s a water tap at the top to rehydrate Fantastic panoramic views all over Townsville...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a steep climb up here or you could jog up as some people do. Or you could take a taxi -it’s more relaxing. From up here you really can see for miles, beyond Magnetic Island and almost to The Great Barrier Reef itself on...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was amazing. Many people decided to walk up the road and it was leading all the way to the Castle Hill, at the top of the mountain. We came by car. Once there, we were amazed by the views over Townsville. It was worthwhile...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went walk up castle hill,I walked up the hard way,so steep road to walk up,then 1,325 steps to walk up,it took me just over 1 hr to it,when I got up the view was fantastic, definitely recommend it.

Thank Anthony A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and a couple of friends walked up the many many stairs to watch the sunset from the top of the hill. It was SO worth the sweaty walk!! It was the best sunset I have ever seen and the views are fantastic!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome views from a number of different look outs from various heights . There is a height level for everyone whether you want to climb stairs or not. A number of different walking tracks up to the look out if you're keen or you can...More

Thank Tanya L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

300 meters above the city, this rock serves as a fantastic lookout over the whole sorrounding! We drove up with a car, but saw many people climb on foot. The view is amazing, just be sure to go up on a clear day.

Thank Arie F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every Sunday that’s my time with family goat track to castle town. That’s good for exercise and nice stunning too. And better do At arvo so not to hot and good walking too...

Thank vehok
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went the first day up by car. What a drive and what a few and also a lot of walkers going up to the mountain!!

Thank Paul v
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was at the base of Castle Hill so we had a great view at the eastern face. Who's the wag who painted 'The Saint' on the face? Check it out! It's a steep climb up for vehicles and you have to contend with...More

Thank Peter B
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