InTownsville and Magnetic Island Guide September 2019 to February 2020

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A free guide to the area of Townsville, Magnetic Island and surrounding areas in Tropical North Queensland, Australia

Jacobs

Ladder

YARRAWONGA DR

CASTLE HILL WALKING TRAILS

PERCY ST

POTTS ST

Reservoir

BALMORAL DR

STANLEY ST WEST

STUART ST

PAXTON ST

Sports Reserve

ALEXANDRA ST

TRACKS

Erythrina

West Ridge

Ironbark

Cudtheringa

Goat

Maidenhair Lower

Maidenhair

‘Scramble’

Reservoir

CASTLE HILL RD SCENIC DRIVE

STANLEY ST

WILLIAM ST

Castle Hill

Lookout

Walking Trail

CASTLE HILL

STAGPOLE ST

HAROLD ST

SHARE THE HILL SAFELY

• Cyclists watch your speed, look out for signs,

other roads users and do not exceed 40km per

hour. Please ensure that you warn pedestrians and

reduce your speed.

• Walkers and runners must walk no more than two

people across - this allows safe space for all users,

including cars and cyclists.

IRONBARK TRACK

This trail is nice and challenging, but not nearly as

populated as the city side tracks. Starting at James

Street in West End it takes you about three quarters of

the way up Castle Hill Road. From here you can reach

the top via the bitumen or continue off-road up the

‘Scramble Track’. The Ironbark Track is very rocky and

can be a little slippery coming down, but it’s a great

heart starter. From there it tapers off for about 20m,

before it’s up, up, up again.

Starts: James Street, West End, or around the corner at

Green Street, West End

Ends: Three quarters of the way up Castle Hill Road

Distance: 0.7km one way

Best bit: The bench at the top of the trail for a rest

FRANCIS ST

FRANCIS ST

CUDTHERINGA TRACK

The most popular Castle Hill walking trail, the

Cudtheringa Track is accessed from opposite the first

car park at the bottom of Castle Hill Road and ends

just before the summit. While the start and end are

challenging due to the sharper incline, the mid section

is moderate and has stunning views out to the city

and Magnetic Island. If you don’t like crowds, avoid it

around 5-7pm on weekdays as this track in particular

tends to be the choice for post work workouts. During

quieter times, it’s also a fantastic option to practise your

trail running.

Starts: Opposite the first car park on Castle Hill Road

Ends: Castle Hill Road, just short of Castle Hill summit

Distance: 1.1km one way

‘SCRAMBLE’ TRACK

This trail is very steep and challenging. It is opposite

the top of the Ironbark Track or it connects with the

Erythrina Track.

Starts: Three quarters of the way up Castle Hill Road

Ends: Radar Hill Walk on the summit

Distance: 0.5km one way

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