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Address: Castle Hill Road, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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61800801902
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Just metres short of a mountain, Castle Hill is the giant pink granite...

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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You can walk, run, cycle or drive up Castle hill and we chose to drive. Very steep but great for your fitness if you are choosing you own steam. The views are fantastic of... read more

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Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can walk, run, cycle or drive up Castle hill and we chose to drive. Very steep but great for your fitness if you are choosing you own steam. The views are fantastic of Townsville and the surrounding area. Well worth goinb to.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While visiting Townsville we decided to go for a drive to Castle Hill which offers 360 degree views of Townsville and Magnetic Island. Plenty of fit people walking up and down if you feel so inclined.

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Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well you really don't want to drive fast up this hill as many locals use it to walk up and down for exercise. It gave a great overall perspective of Townsville with lovely views and it is so close to the town. From the town itself my husband thought it looked like a giant termite mound, but it is so... More 

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rockhampton
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the drive or walk to the top. Stunning vistas and well worth doing. Avoid driving up on weekends if possible as it was thick with walkers on a Sunday.

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Thank yarrum34
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is worth a trip for the excellent views, walking around and with a 360-degree view up at the top. Wheelchair access at carpark level.

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Thank Joan H
Ulverstone, Australia
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Little windy but well worth the drive or walk to see this magnificent view of Townsville. Take your camera and capture some awesome sights

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Lovely views. Clean. Beautiful. Easy access and well built railings for safety. Great sceniv drive to the top.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Left the hostel to get there for sunset and the hike didn't disappoint, the 360 view of Townsville and magnetic island was brilliant wish I did again for sunrise Takes a while but it is worth it!

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We left at 5 with my son in his 30's who had done the climb many times. I'm 56 and thought I was reasonably fit - well the Castle Hill goat track was a big challenge for me- loved it but phew cardiovascular wise I am NOT fit at all. Great experience and amazing views and big shout out to... More 

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Great view from the top of Castle Hill. Accessible by car, bike or walking. There are various walking tracks to the top of the hill.

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