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Mount Stuart

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

Spectacular 360 degree views over Townsville and Magnetic Island. The loop walk is a little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra S
via mobile
New Year Views

Went to the Mt Stuart lookout to watch the new years fireworks. It was a great place to go... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Lyn B
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Brisbane, 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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  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great view” (17 reviews)
“castle hill” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mount Stuart Road | Mt Stuart, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
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+61 1800 801 902
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Went to the Mt Stuart lookout to watch the new years fireworks. It was a great place to go excellent views over Townsville city & not to many people up there. There were families having picnics & couples eating pizza but not crowded at all....More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We found that it offers a great view of the city and we always take visitors there, especially at night

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This road is a regular for all kinds of traffic; we ride motorbikes on the road to enjoy the corners so encourage others to observe staying to your side of the road; lets all enjoy safely. It is a real pleasure to get to the...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

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

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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

1  Thank KENPHOTO74
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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
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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
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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
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