Castle Hill

Free experience
Castle Hill

What you can expect

Make your way up Castle Hill to experience the breathtaking panoramic views of Townsville. Rising up from the city’s residential and business sector, Castle Hill’s 286m peak is the ideal place to watch the sun rise. Relax after the climb and take in the breath-taking views of the city, ocean and the neighbouring Magnetic Island. There are over ten tracks that will take you up to the peak, some harder then others. Hikers can choose to climb without safety barriers on the Widow-Maker trail, take an easy stroll up with the Scramble Track or make it a short and sharp trip with The Goat Track. If you don’t feel like a hike, you can drive up the hill and get the same end result, minus the effort. You’ll feel on top of the world as you look over the town and ocean.


What you need to know

  • 15 different hiking tracks to choose from
  • 360 degree views of Townsville
  • Car parking, toilets, drink fountains and shaded seating available
Panoramic views of the city and ocean
Views of surrounding islands including Magnetic Island
Rewarding form of exercise
Great hike for the inexperienced hikers
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