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Castle Hill, Townsville

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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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  • Drive up to Castle Hill is on its own worthwhile, arriving at the top there is limited car park facilities and two disabled car parking. But when you have a spot, the view is breathtaking and well wor...  more »
  • What a great place to visit and have 360 degree views of the city and Magnetic Island. Wether you drive, ride or walk it is well worth the views from the top, plus the numerous lookouts spread around ...  more »

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