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Address: Mount Stuart Road | Mt Stuart, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 801 902
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Capture a great overview of Townsville with a visit to Mount Stuart....

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 views of Townsville.

Great views of Townsville. The road up and down is popular with cyclists. It is possible to walk up as well (1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours). Needs facilities at the top such as toilets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great views of Townsville. The road up and down is popular with cyclists. It is possible to walk up as well (1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours). Needs facilities at the top such as toilets, water, picnic tables. This would make it more people and family friendly.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

An excellent place to visit and enjoy the fantastic views of the City of Townsville. This site overlooks the Army base at the bottom of the mountain. You can also see Magnetic Island and the wharves in the city. A fantastic place to take photos of the city and surrounding areas.

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1 Thank 45robk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It was well worth the drive up this mountain. The views are outstanding. It is natural beauty with no shops so take your own food and water and drive safely

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1 Thank berni m
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Turning off the Flinders Hwy for a leisurely drive to the summit of Mt Stuart.Spectacular views of Townsville and Magnetic Island from the viewing platform.

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Thank gary v
Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Heading out of Townsville to Charters Tower on the stuart drive you will see a sign saying mount Stuart it will be mount Stuart road it's about a 9 klms drive with great views up to the top when you get to the look out the view of Townsville ,magnetic island is awesome great views great drive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great views of Townsville. Worth taking a picnic and spending a few leisurely hours enjoying the views of the city and ocean.

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Thank Karen M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

View of Townsville is amazing. I also enjoyed the loop walking track, even though it's closed off. You can still get through the fence and see the view from the west and all the way to the south. The drive up the hill is fun, especially in a manual.

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Thank braden h
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Although the drive up to the top of Mount Stuart took longer than Castle Hill, it was well worth it once up the top! You can see the entire city as well as all the way out to the islands. There's picnic table areas and a little lookout. We had a nice morning tea up there!

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Thank LouiseLatour
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A great mountain right in the middle of the town! Good road to the top and excellent views all around.

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Thank Blythe M
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Driving to the top of Mt Stuart is a must for anyone who wants to see just how extensive the city of Townsville is. Try to go in the morning and choose a clear day as it can be a bit hazy. The views are magnificent!

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