Castle Hill is both a heritage-listed isolated pink granite monolith standing in the heart of the north Queensland city of Townsville and a suburb of Townsville. It rises to a height of some 286 meters (938 ft.) above sea level and dominates the city skyline. It is one of the most distinctive natural features on the Queensland coast. There are a number of vantage points from which to view the city below and also across Cleveland Bay to nearby Magnetic Island. The Castle Hill can be easily reached when staying over at the Oaks Gateway on Palmer, which is one of the best Townsville hotels. The Oaks Getaway on Palmer is one of the most sought after hotels, as it is located on the prime location on Palmer Street, making it an ideal stay for both business and leisure travelers. There is an array of shopping and fabulous eateries and dining establishments and entertainments venues near the hotel. The apartments at the hotel, have all the most modern comforts and amenities, including a private balcony and separate dining and lounge areas.
View from the top of the Castle hill is just spectacular. As with any look out, spot the landmarks, buildings and homes of interest. Walking Castle Hill, appears to be the most common way the hill is utilized by locals. Castle Hill serves many purposes. Back in the World War II, it functioned as an observation and communication post. After the war, it found numerous of other uses including a quarry site, residential area, restaurant, and a tourist spot. Today, it is still utilized for such, as well as an educational area where students could learn more about the natural and community history of the locale.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+