Castle Hill, Townsville

4.8
#2 of 47 in Trails in Queensland
Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Hiking Trail
Rising to a height of 286 m (938 ft) above sea level and dominating the skyline, Castle Hill is a pink granite monolith in the heart of the city. It is one of the most distinctive natural features on Queensland's coast. From a number of vantage points on the hill, you can view the city and the Magnetic Island, which is visible across Cleveland Bay. Many locals walk up this hill for daily exercise. There are many different routes to the top, including a paved road or rough paths. The hill is home to 300 native plant species, which the local conservation council protects through an on-going bush rejuvenation program. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Townsville holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Castle Hill and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great spot for sunrise or sunset when foggy or cloudy good run or walk from base aswell. Worth seeing while in twnsville  more »
  • You can drive up by car or do what a lot of people do - walk up it. Either way a fantastic look out of the whole town and beautiful bays and Maggie Island. No visit to Townsville is complete with.....  more »
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