Take in the sights, views, history and culture of Townsville with these great, free local walking trails.

Castle Hill Walking Tracks:

Castle Hill boasts a number of popular walking trails varying in distance and intensity. A walk to the top will be rewarded with amazing views out over the ocean to Magnetic Island.  Check out some of the options below –

Track

Distance

Starting Point

Goat Track 720m 860m from start (Hillside Cres) to Castle Hill carpark
Cudtheringa Track 760m 1.5km from start (Kennedy St) to Castle Hill carpark via Goat Track
Erythrina Track 500m 1.8km from start (Grange Crt) to Castle Hill carpark
West Ridge Track 940m 2.2km from start (William St) to Castle Hill carpark
Iron Bark Track 775m 1.7km from start (James St) to Castle Hill carpark
Triandra Track 850m 1.6km from start (James St) to Castle Hill carpark (via Iron Bark, Triandra and Dianella Tracks)

2.6km from start (James St) to Castle Hill carpark (via Iron Bark, Triandra, Maiden Hair and Goat Tracks)

Dianella Track 1.1km From start (Church St) to Castle Hill carpark
Maiden Hair Track 1.2km 1.9km from start (Church St) to Castle Hill carpark via Dianella, Maiden Hair and Goat Tracks

1.5km from start (Wilson St) to Castle Hill carpark via Goat Track

1.2km from start (Walker St) to Castle Hill carpark via Goat Track


10,000 Steps Walkway:

Tick off those 10,000 steps per day goals with the help of one of Townsville’s 10,000 Steps signed walkways or circuits. You can find signed 10,000 Steps Circuits at the following locations:

  • Ross River Parkway Aplins Circuit – 5300m/6625 Steps
  • Rowes Bay to Pallarenda – 4000m/5000 Steps (one way)
  • Wetlands Circuit – 5860m/7325 Steps
  • Anderson Botanic Garden Circuit – 1554m/1942 Steps
  • Riverway Circuit – 3700m/4625 Steps

Castle Hill Tracks (more details above):

  • Castle Hill Road Start to top Car Park – Total Distance 2600m / 3250 steps
  • Ironbark Track to top Car Park – Total Distance 1744m / 2180 steps
  • Cudtheringa Track to top Car Park – Total Distance 1136M / 1420 steps
  • Goat Track to top Car Park – Total Distance 1052m / 1315 step
  • Dianella Track to top Car Park – Total Distance 1021m / 1276 steps

Heritage and Cemetery Walks:

Enjoy a walk and learn about the history, architecture and people of Townsville with a self-guided Heritage or Cemetery tour.  Download the brochures below for maps and more information.

Townsville Street Art Walking Trail:

Take a self-guided walking tour of Townsville and discover the amazing street art murals in streets, alleys and laneways created by local and international artists. For more information visit Townsville Street Art Walking Trail.

Now that you know where to find the best free Townsville walking trails, book your accommodation staying at Mariners North Holiday Apartments for your next Townsville Queensland holiday.

*Townsville Walking Track information thanks to City of Townsville.
Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland.