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Pete’s Lookout

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· Townsville, Queensland
200 acres hosted by Benjamin K.
5 Vehicle/Tent sites · 1 Caravan site
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Located on the Eastern foothills of Mt Stuart, Pete’s lookout consists of six separate campsites, each with a spectacular view. The panorama stretches from Cape Bowling Green, through to Castle Hill and Magnetic Island, all the way to Pallaranda and Many Peaks. Relax in the idealic open Eucalyptus forest as you enjoy the views. You will feel like you are 1000 miles away, but only have a short 25 minute drive from Townsville to get here.
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Off-roading (OHV)
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14 Ratings · 13 reviews
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Dominic T.doesn't recommend
February 29, 2024
Riah's Revetment
Very dangerous after rainfall
Lovely guy that runs it, but wasn’t given the best directions on the way up, and it’s far too dangerous after the rain. Anything above the very first spot is sketchy at best, heavy muddy rocky landslides and thin dirt roads near cliff edges without many options to turn around make it incredibly unsafe after any rainfall. I can imagine it would be a lovely site when dry, but I damaged my car and nearly lost it off a cliff on the way past the initial site due to the signage being on the floor. Was a very scary experience to be quite honest, I got stuck up the second hill in a AWD and had to reverse down - Unless you have a serious off-road vehicle, I would avoid this campsite. I’m sure the sunset view would be lovey but even in a capable vehicle it’s a sketchy and challenging drive up. Two other English girls said the same thing to me and decided to camp elsewhere.
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Matt W.
January 16, 2024
Hannah's Hilltop (Upper campsite)
Walk before you drive up the Hill!!
Do not proceed past the first camp without walking up the hill to see if your car will make it. Booked this an hour prior to arriving and received message from Ben with instructions on where to go upon arrival. We were in a Toyota Landcruiser so thought it would be fine to get to the upper camps. Bad mistake as we started to slip and if we had of stalled would more than likely slid back down the hill or off the side. We JUST made it. Extremely dangerous and we were lucky it didn’t rain overnight as we would have been potentially stuck up there until it cleared as it would have been to slippery to descend Very disappointed that there was no warning prior to ascending the hill. There’s no way we would have gone up there if we had of walked it first. Great view once up there but the stress/risk far outweighed anything positive
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Tina W.
January 3, 2024
Lower campsite (Ridgeline)
Good views and convenient
Great instant book option as I booked at 9pm and was able to get to the site by 10.30pm. Dint use the toilets so can't comment. A decent spot with no other campers.
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Katie L.
November 24, 2023
Lower campsite (Ridgeline)
Difficult access, but great view!
Overall we had a great time at this campsite, especially with seeing the sunset from the top of the mountain in our tent! A 4WD vehicle and brave driver may be needed to traverse the top, but we had minimal baggage and just made it into a hike. Ben was a great host if you need anything during your stay.
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Ella R.recommends
November 23, 2023
Lower campsite (Ridgeline)
We stayed at the lower campsite and it had the best view! Very spacious area and the owner was so helpful!
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Jc N.recommends
November 17, 2023
Riah's Revetment
We have a large caravan and the bottom site was perfect for us. The walk up the hill was interesting but didn’t get to see the high up sites. Would recommend for our hybrid towing friends, it was a steep slippery road!
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Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Thul Garrie Waja (Bindal) and Wulgurukaba First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Benjamin K.Joined in July 2023
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