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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
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Castle Hill Road, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you visit Townsville, go for a drive or even a run if you’re keen to the top of Castle Hill 360 degree views of the city, the coast line, magnetic island and the army base can all be seen from this vantage point. Recommended.

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take care on the way up and down the access road as there are a great number of walkers on it (especially on weekend.) The views from the platforms are excellent and you can do a lot of tour planning for visit to the city...More

Thank Collinpe
Reviewed 4 days ago

The view of Townsville was superb and well worth the time to visit this great lookout. The view towards Magnetic Island and the colour of the sea was very impressive.

Thank WilliamWah
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice drive to top plenty of those walking and cycling once at top the views are amazing looking out to Magnetic island looking down towards the Strand and across to Airport and even the new Cowboys Stadium. A must go see and do

Thank Len C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited castle hill twice. It has a great view of the city and some nice short walks. I highly recommend checking it out at night time very beautiful with all the light, of course the hiking is limited in the dark.

Thank DrM898
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the drive or if you are game the step hot walk to the top, it gives you a great perspective of Townsville!

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

castle hill is famous for getting fit. It does not matter what time of day or night you go up castle hill there is always people walking or riding up the hill. So wether you walk or drive your car up there you will see...More

Thank Charmaine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to walk up this hill on a recent visit to Townsville. Can't be that hard I said. Was I wrong. I would recommend a good level of fitness before tackling this walk. I went up the goat track, which then intersects with the cudtheringa...More

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can drive up to the top and admire the wonderful view of Townsville and Magnetic island For the more adventurous they can walk up the road and for the fitter ones do not forget the got track it is a many steps great walk...More

Thank townsville10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went early in the morning and drove up. Unfortunately there are a lot of roadworks at the time so with detours, we finally arrived. Lots and lots of people walking up and down sometimes two abreast so caution is needed driving around the tight corners....More

Thank Jenny S
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Response from Glenn W | Reviewed this property |
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