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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Black Swan on its new nesting mound at Tower
from Kerry Vickers
 
White-headed Stilts & Chestnut Teal at Tower
from Kerry Vickers
 
Australian Shelduck at Tower Hill
from Kerry Vickers
 
Superb Fairy-wren at Tower Hill making the mo
from Kerry Vickers
 
Emu at Tower Hill
from Kerry Vickers
 
Black Swans at Tower Hill
from Kerry Vickers
 
Eastern Grey Kangaroo at Tower Hill
from Kerry Vickers
 
White-necked Heron at Tower Hill
from Kerry Vickers
 
Superb Fairy-wren at Tower Hill
from Kerry Vickers
 
Tower Hill
from Paul Besford
 
Tower Hill
from Paul Besford
 
Tower Hill
from jordie
 
Emu on a track
from Mic Larkins
 
Emu Chick
from Mic Larkins
 
Superb Fairy Wren
from Mic Larkins
 
Koala
from Mic Larkins
 
3 Emu Chicks
from Mic Larkins
 
Koala
from Mic Larkins
 
Emus
from Mic Larkins
 
Friends of Tower Hill Planting Day
from Parks Victoria
 
wild Koala with joey
from Janine Duffy
 
Swans
from Parks Victoria
 
Purple Swamp Hen
from Parks Victoria
 
A couple of the park locals
from Parks Victoria
 

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Park Statistics

  • Established:October 1982
  • Area:612ha
Barbeque
Bird watching
Picnicking
Short walk

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.

Getting here

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

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.

Facilities

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

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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