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Address: Castle Hill Road, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Phone Number:
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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Lived near Castle Hill for 6 weeks

I have been fulfilling a contract for 6 weeks and living on the hill. Beautiful views of Castle Hill outside my kitchen window. Always catch a sea breeze which helps in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been fulfilling a contract for 6 weeks and living on the hill. Beautiful views of Castle Hill outside my kitchen window. Always catch a sea breeze which helps in the climate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the energetic there's several tracks to walk up to the top, or you can just walk or drive up the road. The views from the top are to die for and if you feel guilty in driving up to the top by car, park up and you have two or three smaller fairly flat tracks to walk around the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove to the top where there is a car park, bus stop and toilets. I've seen many great views and I'd always say the walk up there makes it even better. Even though we did drive up it was still spectacular to look out over Townsville and see Magnetic Island in the near distance. Definitely and must see while... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Location and stunning views. The car ride up is maybe 8 minutes. They have a chilled water cooler on the building at the back.

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Thank Steve A
townsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see view of Townsville from the top. Walking tracks but walkers along with bike riders share the road with vehicles. Regulars seek their exercise every day by walking this hill. Great place to take visitors around 6pm to see the lights come on over town. Buy pizza and take along with you. Look out to Magnetic Island, the Port,... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent views particularly at night. If going at night take some mozzie repellent. Take care if driving as there are quite a few walkers

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Thank Geoff B
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This remarkable hill is the best practical icon inTownsville. A health promoting 6km return walk up and down this hill on a daily basis is a must for locals and visitors alike. There are also more challenging tracks off road for the bush enthusiast. For a harder challenge try cycling to the top! It is well worth the view which... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

castle hill has great views, also if you are a jogger, runner you will enjoy this hill ,very popular for exercise

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views over Townsville, our spectacular Pacific Ocean and outlaying areas. Great walking tracks, however not for the faint hearted. Recommend and EARLY morning walk to the summit and admire the sunrise

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after a trip to the Billabong Sanctuary and loved the views. People jog up here ( very steep road) or drive and the view is spectacular.

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