|Castle Hill, Townsville cities dominant natural landmark.|
Castle Hill is one of the dominant natural features in Townsville city and stands out because of its pink granite makeup. It’s an easy 5 minute drive from the city to the summit, or alternatively you can walk many of the tracks to the summit.
|Castle Hill summit offers 360 degree views of Townsville. This photograph I took shows North Ward, The Strand and Magnetic Island in the background.|
Ascending by walking allows you to access great views overlooking the city and views of The Strand and Magnetic Island in the background. The summit has a variety of walking tracks that provide views eastwards overlooking the city, and to the west, views take in the suburbs of Townsville and Mt Stuart in the background. The main road up has become very popular with locals who are often seen on mass using it as a running and walking circuit.
|Turning your gaze inland are the sprawling suburbs of Townsville and Mt Stuart in the background.|