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Castle Hill, Townsville

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Scenic Walking Area · Hiking Trail
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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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  • Gorgeous place to head up to when the sun is setting, with the most stunning views over Townsville. Drive to the very top and then can walk around a short track on the mountain experiencing the... 
    Gorgeous place to head up to when the sun is setting, with the most stunning views over Townsville. Drive to the very top and then can walk around a short track on the mountain experiencing the...  more »
  • The road up the hill is steep but the biggest obstacle is the people walking, oh, and the myriad speed humps. The view is spectacular looking to Magnetic Island but looking the other way is pretty... 
    The road up the hill is steep but the biggest obstacle is the people walking, oh, and the myriad speed humps. The view is spectacular looking to Magnetic Island but looking the other way is pretty...  more »
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  • Views incredible. Very hot on the day we visited
  • Spectacular views

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