Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
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- The western half of the lake at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is closed to duck hunting from the start of the 2018 duck hunting season to protect a significant population of threatened birds found on the reserve. For more information visit www.gma.vic.gov.au at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Wednesday 14 March, 2018
- Established:October 1982
Explore this massive volcanic feature by taking one of the five self-guided walks. Each has a different theme. Enjoy a picnic, spot some local wildlife and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area at the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre.
Tower Hill Reserve is located 18 km west of Warrnambool and can be accessed from the Princes Highway.
Things to see and do
The reserve offers both guided and self-guided tours to admire the volcano, old lava flow, wetlands, birdlife and Aboriginal heritage of the area. You may also spot koalas, emus, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, turtles and possums.
Located in the picnic area, the Visitor Centre, which is managed by Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative, has environmental and cultural displays and offers aboriginal arts and crafts for sale, as well as light refreshments. Opening hours of the visitor centre are 10am to 4pm daily, including public holidays, except Christmas Day.
Guided tours of the park featuring wildlife and Aboriginal cultural heritage are provided for individuals and groups by Worn Gundidj. Tours run daily at 11am, and other times may be arranged by appointment. Bookings are required – please enquire at the Visitor Centre on (03) 5565 9202.
The picnic area has picnic tables, electric barbecues and toilet facilities. The visitor centre has light refreshments. There are no drinking water taps or rubbish bins available. Staying overnight in campervans, caravans or tents is not permitted.
Dogs and other pets are not permitted.
The Game Management Authority is responsible for regulating all game hunting activity in Victoria. Visit their website www.gma.vic.gov.au for all information regarding hunting in Victoria, including licences, where and when to hunt and all regulations.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
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