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Castle Hill

Castle Hill Road, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
800 801 902
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Ranked #3 of 30 Attractions in Townsville
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

a steep 3km drive up to the summit which then provides 360 degree views of Townsville, What amazed me were the huge numbers of locals - male, female, large small, old and young - using this uphill trek for fitness

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

It takes about 45 minutes to climb up and 30 to get down. But once you are at the top you get magnificent views over to Maggie Island and then over to the Hervey Ranges on the other side of Townsville. You can also stand under the nice cool misting thing, which is very pleasant for hot and dusty walkers.

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Kitchener, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We travelled up Castle Hill. The view was OK but after doing the Kuranda Skyrail and many other events it was disappointing. You can look out over the City and see the water. Nothing very fantastic

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Castle Hill is just 286 m high, which doesn't sound much, but it is more than enough to provide fantastic views over the city, its surrounds and out to Magnetic Island. I have now driven to the top and hiked it. The latter is much more satisfying though pretty hard work as track is steep and rough in parts. Even... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A good work out walking up the hill on a 3 kilometre winding road that offers great views of the surrounding areas. Once at the top the view of the city and the harbour is simply breath taking. A must see attraction when in Townsville, Queensland, that offers a good exercise and great views!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A must do in Townsville. The walk up the goat track requires good levels of fitness and there were a lot of people on the path. Really worth it though to get to the top and see the sweeping views out to Magnetic Island.

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Nerang, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was our first time to townsville and we were taken up to Castle Hill, and we were pleasantly surprised by the view of Townsville - it really gives you a clear picture of the town and surrounding areas. You do need to be wary of people walking and riding up the narrow road, so please drive slowly and take... More

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Quite a drive to get there but worth the effort. Can see how spread out Townsville is. Locals walk up the hill but would require a huge effort!

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Curra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fantastic view from the top. 100's of people walk or run to the top and back as exercise. I drove!! My kids walked back down. Part of Townsville life so a must visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nice drive uphill & when you get to the top it's better than you may have imagined. Townsville is truly spread out & the ocean & the mountains really are a picture. If you are into fitness this climb is a great workout just ask the locals.

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