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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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  • You can take the easy way up by car or burn up some calories by walking. Take plenty of water. Generally, the hike up starts from the junction of Stanley St and the bridge with Victoria Street.  more »
  • This fantastic rock is Townsville 's symbol.The many walking tracks variably challenge but the effort is worth it.Want to see some wildlife - get walking the hill.!See the full Strand with it's many p...  more »

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