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Explore the Best Spots Near Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville

Explore the walking tracks and lookout of Townsville’s heritage-listed Castle Hill 

Castle Hill is Townsville’s most iconic local landmark, located in the centre of Townsville just a 10-minute drive from Hotel Grand Chancellor’s contemporary accommodation. 

Take in stunning views over Townsville and Magnetic Island with an easy drive to the top. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, there are several walking tracks of varying degrees of difficulty to suit everyone that make the gorgeous views that much more rewarding. 

Castle Hill itself offers a fascinating insight into Townsville’s history. Soldiers took advantage of the hill’s unique vantage point in World War II, which is just one of the many facts you’ll learn at the observation bunker located near the top. It offers a fascinating insight into the site’s military history. 

You don’t have to miss out on this historic Townsville location when you book your next stay at Hotel Grand Chancellor. 

Aerial view of Wallaman Falls in Hinchinbrook near Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville

Enjoy the secluded beaches, wildlife, and sunshine of Townsville’s Magnetic Island

Are you heading to Magnetic Island? Stay close by with accommodation at Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville, just a 20-minute ferry ride from the beautiful scenery, sun-soaked beaches, and abundant wildlife that makes this one of the most idyllic day trips Townsville has to offer.

With easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and the Magnetic Island National Park, it has something to suit all travellers.

Things To Do On Magnetic Island 

Go for a walk 

Magnetic Island national park covers over half of the island and has over 25km of walking tracks that offer incredible natural scenery and wildlife. These tracks include: 

  • Hawking’s Track is a stunning nature track that offers unbeatable views across the island. 
  • Forts Walk is one of the most popular walks on the island thanks to its stunning scenery and WWI infrastructure. 

Explore the beautiful beaches

Magnetic Island is known for its beautiful, secluded beaches and you can enjoy these by land via walking or horseback riding the tracks or by sea via guided sea kayak and jet ski tours. Whatever way you get there, the island’s beaches are the best spot to watch the sunset or enjoy a secluded picnic.

Book your stay at Hotel Grand Chancellor today and enjoy a fantastic day trip to Magnetic Island.