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Mount Stuart

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

It is quite a drive up to the top of Mount Stuart, but well worth the effort. Walk past the car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda H
Stunning views

About a 15 minute drive south of the city. Stunning 360 views of the city of Townsville and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

About a 15 minute drive south of the city. Stunning 360 views of the city of Townsville and the surrounding region. A great walk, if you're into hiking, but a lovely drive too if you can't walk up.

Thank mikaelagrinter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

not as popular as castle hill due to not being as central but still worth a look if you have a spare hour or so

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a great view its townsvilles hidden attraction as more people go to the more po[pular castle hill you have a better view on how big Townsville really is with out the crowed lookout like castle hill!

Thank Rusty W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We visited Townsville in May 2017 - and went to visit the view form Mt.Stuart. The mount is a approximatley 20+ km's. from Townsville but certainly worth the trip for the view - spectacular - and keep an eye for the small grave (pet grave?)...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This gives you another perspective of Townsville but from further away than Castle Hill. Again best to pick a clear day if you can to maximize the view. Take care driving up and look out for walkers

Thank RLNR
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It gave a different perspective again after going to Castle Hill from further away. There were heaps of butterflies which was just delightful and the views took my breath away. It was worth the drive there to enjoy it.

Thank optionalextras
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Be careful of people walking up and down, some corners are a bit small. But, will be rewarded of oceans view once to the top. Lots of walking tracks around.

Thank CNDAV6
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A sign advising that Mount Stuart is a location to view butterflies - sadly we did not see any which was disappointing as I do love butterflies! However, the view was amazing - could see all the way to the sea or was it a...More

1  Thank steiner402
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The trip up to Mount Stuart is both quick (15 min drive) and pleasant with a decent road with a not so-scary ascent/decent. Its location behind the city of Townsville generally means most don't visit but it is well worth the slightly shorter ascent because...More

Thank Mark B
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