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Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart Road | Mt Stuart, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
+61 1800 801 902
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Fabulous view of the city

Being higher than Castle Hill it has spectacular views of the area. Has a seating area and picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SteveGee63
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Townsville, Australia
A great spot to check out

The drive up is not too long and the view at the top is incredible. Definitely worth checking out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarox210
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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” (19 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Mount Stuart Road | Mt Stuart, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
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+61 1800 801 902
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"great view"
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"castle hill"
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"viewing platform"
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"training ground"
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"the loop"
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"magnetic island"
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"winding road"
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"expansive views"
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"hinchinbrook island"
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"lovely drive"
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"different perspective"
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"car park"
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"palm island"
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"worth the trip"
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"sea view"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being higher than Castle Hill it has spectacular views of the area. Has a seating area and picnic table however does not have public toilets. There is a rubbish bin but much better to take your rubbish with you away from the area so wildlife...More

Thank SteveGee63
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive up is not too long and the view at the top is incredible. Definitely worth checking out. Watch out for pedestrians and bikes when driving or have a go at walking or riding if you’re into your fitness. It was quite foggy at...More

Thank Sarox210
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting townsville it is essential to visit Mt Stuart. The views over Townsville out to magnetic island are spectacular and provide fantastic photo opportunities

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular views of Townsville, just an easy 9km drive from the highway to the look out. Easy car parking, nice short walk track along the top of the mount. Not to be missed.

Thank AsianItalian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people will need a car unless they are pretty fit. The car park is close to the viewing platform. You get a great view from a safe platform with areas to sit down. You can then walk around to the right of the viewing...More

Thank TownsvilleGirl58
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Nice to be able to drive to the top. It’s a fairly long drive but not scary. There is a short loop track at the top. Views to Hinchinbrook island, magnetic island and all of Townsville.

Thank Kayakersydney
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

A leisurely drive to the top which gives cool winds and fantastic views , especially at night. Rock climbers use this area too

Thank CoffeeCritical
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

A bit scary to drive up but once your up the view is amazing you need to see it for yourself you won’t be disappointed

Thank ph00ps
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Mt Stuart lookout is not particularly difficult to find with any digital map. It is about 20km from the City Center but you should allocate at least 30 minutes for the drive as the last 9km on Mt Stuart Road should be taken slowly...More

Thank austravlar
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Spectacular 360 degree views over Townsville and Magnetic Island. The loop walk is a little difficult in places but well worth it. Saw wallabies at the top and a few kangaroos along the 9 km road to the top. Well worth a visit. Views are...More

Thank Sandra S
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