Mount Stuart, Queensland

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Mount Stuart
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Mount Stuart, overlooking Townsville, Queensland.
Highest point
Elevation 584 m (1,916 ft)
Coordinates 19°20′S 146°46′E / 19.333°S 146.767°E / -19.333; 146.767
Location Queensland, Australia
Easiest route Bitumen road.


Mount Stuart is located in Queensland, Australia, overlooking Townsville with an elevation of 584 metres.

It was named for Clarendon Stuart (1833–1912), from 1859 Townsville's first district surveyor.[1]

Mount Stuart is used for commercial and ABC Queensland television transmission, it was also used as a Bureau of Meteorology radar station until late 2011, where it was moved to Hervey Range.

Mount Stuart overlooks Townsville's Lavarack Barracks a major military base, which consists of 1 RAR, 2 RAR, 3 RAR, 2 CAV, 3/4 CAV, 3 CER, 1 MP Bn, 3 CSSB amongst others.

Mount Stuart is a popular outdoor recreational area, including trail running, mountain biking and rock climbing.


Coordinates: 19°20′S 146°46′E / 19.333°S 146.767°E / -19.333; 146.767