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Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart Road | Mt Stuart, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
+61 1800 801 902
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Great views

Great views across townsville. Make sure to be careful driving up as the road is a bit dodgy and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angela R
A Must See Sea View

Approximately a 10k drive on a winding road brings you to a great view of Townsville and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Townsville, Australia
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Capture a great overview of Townsville with a visit to Mount Stuart. Providing views overlooking the entire city and across to Magnetic Island and Cleveland Bay, Mount Stuart is a great way for visitors to get their bearings before further exploring Townsville North Queensland. Walk, run, ride or drive to the top of the 9km road, but if you plan to tackle it by foot ensure you have a good level of fitness and plenty of water as it is a steep climb in areas. Once you reach the top of Mount Stuart, enjoy the breezes, relax with a picnic, take in the views or further explore the short bush walks around the area.
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“great view” (17 reviews)
“castle hill” (27 reviews)
“main lookout” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Mount Stuart Road | Mt Stuart, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
+61 1800 801 902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views across townsville. Make sure to be careful driving up as the road is a bit dodgy and has racing on it at times.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Approximately a 10k drive on a winding road brings you to a great view of Townsville and surrounding areas. Also a good workout if you walk, approximately 4 hrs return. However, there is no toilet or water at the top so take your own drinking...More

Thank lotsaholidays2017
Reviewed 23 November 2017

It takes about 20 minutes to drive to the top of Mount Stuart from the CBD. Best time to visit is early in the morning for sunrise or late in the day for sunset. There is a viewing platform and there is also a short...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We took the leisurely drive up to the look out at Mt Stuart. It towers over Lavarack Barracks and gives you nearly a 360 degree of Townsville and surround. Added bonus of lots of skinks scurrying around the rocks. Paths can be a bit uneven...More

Thank faireview1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A longer trip up to Mount Stuart with a couple of winding downward turns on the way. The view at the top from the Lookout is excellent. The walk around the top is stunning especially if you time it right to capture sunset. Have taken...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 25 August 2017

It took a bit longer to get to the top of Mt Stuart than we expected but the views made it well worth while.

Thank qaatalia
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Don't take a drone up here, it is restricted air space. However, the sights over Townsville are great. It is good to have the summit track open again

Thank JaymieOK
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great views of Townsville. There is a look out which is easily accessible. There is also a loop walking track. Do not attempt the Loop track if you have walking difficulties or if you are terrified of heights. There is a bit of rock climbing....More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I live in Townsville and I love riding my bicycle up to the top, but there is no cafe, coffee, or drinks, just a port-a-loo (portable toilet) and great views with a picnic table (if not already taken). Maybe a walk around is all that...More

Thank Fernando O
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It is quite a drive up to the top of Mount Stuart, but well worth the effort. Walk past the car park to get to the viewing platform, then continue around the path - the views are magnificent - it is a lovely walk, and...More

Thank Linda H
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