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“Amazing view of Townsville”
Review of Castle Hill

Castle Hill
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Interesting drive through Castle Hill area to look out at the top. Worth the drive for the view. Free.

Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

This walk was great, I walked it, didn't run it like some fit people did. Took the goat trail, some many paths to take decisions decsions!
Once at the top what I founf brilliant was the shower sprinklers to cool off great idea.
So many look out spots, took quite a lot of treaseured pictures here didn't want to go back down.
Went the road way, not back down the steps, think my knees would have buckled :)
Def go on this walk you ill not be disappointed remember sunscreen and hat and sunnies

Thank 28Skippy
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Beautiful view going up the goat track, amazing view from the top...dont give up halfway you'll kick yourself later! It is a great calorie burner, just dont forget to take water (I did once and I only made that mistake once, never again)

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

I like castle hill you can see Brownsville from above :) lol But you need to take your own water a must.

Thank CliffordJCullen
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Whether you drive or walk/run/climb the road or the goat track, it's a stellar view of Townsville from the top.

The goat track is a killer but it is exceptional training, and such a sense of accomplishment when one reaches the top (not to mention it's so much easier to go downhill to the car!)

At the summit there are benches, a misting machine for the athletes, a lookout, a couple of walking/viewing tracks, water fountains, restrooms and a car park for those who'd prefer the drive up the hill.

Training aside, it's one of my most frequented attractions/locations in Townsville. Oh, and it's free too!

Thank Jean B
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