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Castle Hill Tours and Activities

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Castle Hill is a 938-foot (286-meter), pink granite, heritage-listed hill that stands behind central Townsville. It’s a popular lookout point with sweeping views of Townsville, the ocean, and Magnetic Island. The hill also offers 15 different hiking trails of various levels of difficulty.

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Castle Hill Road, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

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Small Groups - Maximum 18 travellers per tour. NZ Family Owned since 1971 - Many NZ tour companies are Australian owned. Off the Beaten Track Destinations - where big coaches can't go. Flexibility - Time to add as many (or few) activities around the country as you like. Walking - For those who would like to, there are lots of short walks all over the country, your guides will help you find them. Kiwi Guides - Our guides are all passionate Kiwis who know the country like the back of their hands.
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  • 21 days
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$7,316.23
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$7,316.23

Southern Alps Taster

Southern Alps Taster

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Discover the picturesque Southern Alps, one of New Zealand's most iconic land features. Fly over the immense checkerboard of the Canterbury Plains, across the tresses of the braided Waimakiriri River and to the sheer sides of a steep gorge to touch down at Chest Peak. Sitting at just under 6,500ft, the peak dwarfs most other mountains in the region. Take in breathtaking, 360 degree vistas stretching from as far as the eye can see, including the Blockbuster backdrops of Castle Hill, the Lees Valley, Flock Hill Station and beyond. All our pilots proudly call Canterbury home and will share their wealth of knowledge and personal anecdotes as you fly near their much-loved and noteworthy spots.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$863.58
Price varies by group size
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$863.58
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Cave Stream & Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti guided tour from Christchurch

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Cave Stream & Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti guided tour from Christchurch

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Morning - Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti is an amazing labyrinth of giant limestone boulders. The area is rich with cultural and recreational significance and has been granted Tōpuni status “A symbolic cloak of protection”. Your guide will show you around, if you like you can have a go at bouldering and test your climbing skills, or use your time here to explore the endless maze of boulders. We stop here for lunch at Castle Hill. Afternoon - Cave Stream It will take us approximately 45mins to make our way through the 594 meters of the limestone cave. Our route follows the crystal-clear water through the winding chambers and small waterfalls. Not interested in caving? Nom problem your welcome to explore the paths and trails in the area or sit and relax with some afternoon tea in this very peaceful landscape instead of going through the cave.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.58
$206.57
$30.99 savings
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$175.58
$206.57
$30.99 savings

9 Day - South Island Tour (All inclusive)

9 Day - South Island Tour (All inclusive)

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Spectacular scenery and lots of opportunity for adventure, this 8 day South Island adventure starts and finishes in the diverse city of Christchurch. Turquoise lakes, majestic glaciers, dramatic mountain peaks and the picture-perfect towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Franz Josef are all a part of this epic road trip. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.
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  • 9 days
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$1,146.14
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$1,146.14

8-Day Outback Experience from Queensland

8-Day Outback Experience from Queensland

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This tour showcases some of real outback experience. We head inland to some of the remote townships Queensland has to offer. We explore the history of the region from Dinosaurs, Gems to Cowboys and all that is inbetween. Enjoy the comforts of a medium size boutique bus and small passengers numbers and a tour guide with a yarn of his own. We use small buses which makes a good personalized tour.
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  • 8 days
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$2,557.67
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$2,557.67
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Magnetic Island Round-Trip Ferry From Townsville

Magnetic Island Round-Trip Ferry From Townsville

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Explore the beaches, bays and National parks of Magnetic Island with round-trip transport by catamaran from Townsville. Your flexible ferry tickets can be used any time within a month, so you can spend as long as you want swimming and snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park; hiking through the parklands; or partying at the island resorts.  
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.22
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$24.22

Rakaia Glaciers

Rakaia Glaciers

Get to know the real untouched New Zealand as you take off, heading west over the Canterbury Plains towards the well-known braided Waimakariri River. Notice the Craigieburn Basin come into view, a distinguished blockbuster film set, followed by the curious rock scape of Castle Hill. See the glisten of Lake Pearson as you fly by the Southern Alps' main divide, climbing up & over the ridgeline, to debut at the mighty Rakaia River. Without another aircraft in sight come to two of Canterbury's best kept secrets - the rarely visited Lyell and the Ramsay Glaciers due to their inaccessibility. Touch down to overwhelming 360 degree views, filled with staggeringly sharp mountaintops & turquoise waters of the the glacier lakes. Enjoy lunch in the amphitheatre of the outdoors without a single disruption. Reboard the helicopter, and fly downstream to more classic views of the high-country. Rise over the depths of Lake Coleridge and return over the Canterbury Plains, inbound for Christchurch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,934.42
Price varies by group size
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$1,934.42
Price varies by group size

11 day - South Island Tour (All inclusive)

11 day - South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Turquoise lakes, majestic glaciers, dramatic mountain peaks and the picture-perfect towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Franz Josef. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time. This 10 day South Island tour is the ultimate South Island roadie visiting Kaikoura, Christchurch, Tekapo and back across to Christchurch via the famous Arthur’s Pass.
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  • 11 days
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$1,381.03
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$1,381.03

Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti- Guided tour from Christchurch

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Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti- Guided tour from Christchurch

Small-group tour including lunch, transport and a local guide to Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti. Morning - Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti is an amazing labyrinth of giant limestone boulders. The area is rich with cultural and recreational significance and has been granted Tōpuni status “A symbolic cloak of protection”. Your guide will show you around, if you like you can have a go at bouldering and test your climbing skills, or use your time here to explore the endless maze of boulders. We stop here for lunch at Castle Hill. Afternoon - Cave Stream It will take us approximately 45mins to make our way through the 594 meters of the limestone cave. Our route follows the crystal-clear water through the winding chambers and small waterfalls. Not interested in caving? Nom problem your welcome to explore the paths and trails in the area or sit and relax with some afternoon tea in this very peaceful landscape instead of going through the cave.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.19
$172.02
$8.83 savings
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$163.19
$172.02
$8.83 savings

Townsville Helicopter Tour

Townsville Helicopter Tour

Soar over the city landmarks and natural wonders of Townsville or Cleveland Bay on this exhilarating helicopter tour. Choose a 10-minute flight over the city and take in unrivalled views of Castle Hill, the beaches of the Strand and the lively Townsville Port. Alternatively, upgrade to a 30-minute flight and enjoy magnificent aerial views of Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island as you swoop over the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.26
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$284.26

18 day - North & South Island Tour (All inclusive)

18 day - North & South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Tour includes: Accommodation x17 nights. Breakfast x17 Dinner x2 Activities include; Waitomo Glowworms Caves tour, Te Puia entry ticket, Tamaki Maori Village overnight experience, Spa thermal park reserve, Te Papa museum, Winery Tour (FROMM), Lake Tekapo Dark Sky reserve observatory, Queenstown Skyline and buffet dinner, Lots of hiking. From the secluded beaches and volcanic craters of the north to the glaciers, mountains and fjords in the south, this is our most immersive experience possible. Adventure activities aplenty throughout the trip, with accommodation and some activities included, our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time. From Auckland to Christchurch and everything in between, this tour has New Zealand covered.
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  • 18 days
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$2,417.33
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$2,417.33

60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville

60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville

If you’re seeking a unique sightseeing experience of Palm Island, look no further than this scenic helicopter ride from Townsville. In a small group limited to four passengers, you’ll glide over Magnetic Island before tracing the trail of Palm Island’s archipelago. Listen to commentary delivered by your pilot via a headset and gain a holistic picture of the iconic Great Barrier Reef National Park.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$498.00
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$498.00

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Castle Hill tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Castle Hill can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Castle Hill 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Castle Hill costs USD 24.22. Guided Castle Hill tours start around USD 24.22 per person.
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