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Nice little Hike/Walk and very well signed. The trail to Witts Lookout is great and there is plenty of wildlife to be seen, mainly birds, marsupials and the occasional snake :). It is a rainforest walk. Ensure you bring insect repellent and water as it can get quite hot and humid during the wet season. The views of the Crystal Creek Valley and the Palm Islands group at the lookout are great. On the way back you can go to cloudy Creek for a nice refreshing swim when water is running during the wet season. It is a bit steep getting there but nothing too extreme.
My most fav trail. I recommend if your doing in summer take lots of water. The top end can get very warm and the long grass makes it very dry and a snake haven. So be cautious when walking this area. I wouldn't say it's a difficult trek but does take 4-5 hours with a good stop for lunch. Starting early morning is recommended to be able to enjoy all the gorgeous views along the way. Take a camera. Not recommend for kids as there are some dangerous cliff edges and I wouldn't want mine there. But most of the trail is easy to walk. Only a few km of up hill. He rest is reasonably moderate.
Relaxing hike. My wife and I did this hike several times while exploring on the weekends when we lived in Brisbane. It is an easy access....you can bike there, take public transportation, or drive. Great plants and wildlife. The view of Brisbane is great at the top.
Great overnight trip. We camped in the saddle. We had whiteout conditions the first day on the summit. The second day was very clear and provided amazing views. You can do this in one day, but we obtained the permits to camp overnight. This is a great hike with great views.
This was an two night trip that a small group of friends and I took in August 2015. We camped at Big Bend. It was very windy and got cold at night...but as long as you are prepared, you will have no problems. The trek up to Battleship Spur is tough...you will need to carry your own water as there is no water source at the top. We used water purification tabs and filled up at Big Bend. This is probably the best overnight back country trips I have ever done! The views are stunning and the time spent on your own makes it a great bonding experience for friends.
This trail is very popular both for the locals and tourists alike. This trail is used predominantly for fitness and other associated outdoor activities. There are quite a few tracks to choose from depending on your levels of fitness and all offer some great views of Townsville CBD and surroundings, Cape Cleveland and Magnetic island. It is popular with tourists also as it offers great sunset photo opportunities. The most used (by me anyway) is the Goat track and the Dianela Trail ( currently closed ) to the summit trail. The Goat track is quite a difficult track as it is very steep and has lots of uneven steps to reach the carpark (well over 500) and a few more to the summit for good measure. If you are not that adventurous Castle Hill Summit can be accessed on foot, by bike or car via the road. It is quite steep but manageable. It is more even and no stairs. (Except to the summit walk)
Living in Townsville Qld Australia, it is easy to forget that as a local resident there is plenty to do. This trail walk is easy and does offer some great views, some excellent fishing spots, and for the most part accessible to all. Whether you are a walker, jogger or simply out for a leisure stroll there is plenty to do for kids and adults alike. The Jezzine Park path offers the fitness person plenty of stairs and steeper paths for either jogging or running with great views at the top of Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island and the Strand and its Rockpool. The strand walk is fantastic and there is plenty to do (Walk, jog, cycle, swim etc). There are plenty of park benches and some fitness equipment as well as kid friendly parks and attractions.