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Exploring Castle Hill – Townsville

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Queensland is home to an abundance of natural landmarks and one of the most visually stunning is Castle Hill, overlooking the coastline of Townsville, North Queensland.

Castle Hill stands at 286 meters tall and was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 1993. The Hill is an isolated pinkĀ graniteĀ monolith with an exposed cliff face. At the summit, there are stunning views over the Townsville Coastline, Magnetic Island and the city.

Castle Hill stands at 286 meters tall

Activities

Locals frequent Castle Hill to get their daily exercise by either following the road or exploring one of the many walking tracks. The bitumen road takes you all the way up to the peak and winds for 2.6 kilometres. This road is often frequented by walkers, runners and bike riders however caution is required as there can be a heavy flow of traffic sharing the road.

For the more adventurous, there are a number of walking tracks around the Hill that offer a unique and off-road experience. We have found a great list and the details of the walking tracks for Castle Hill. Click here to find out more.

The peak of Castle Hill offers a stunning lookout over the coastline and back towards Townsville City and surrounding suburbs. It is well worth the hike to experience the view at either sunrise or sunset and watch Townsville come to life.

The peak of Castle Hill offers a stunning lookout over the coastline
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