Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Warrnambool

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Hike around the crater of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, an inactive volcano about 4 km (2.5 mi) wide and 80 m (262 ft) high. Thanks to a revegetation project beginning in the 1960s, the crater today offer lush plant life that provides food and shelter for diverse wildlife. As you explore the area, keep an eye out for koalas, emus, kangaroos, sugar gliders, and many species of water birds, including black swans. Guided tours are available on request. Make sure you also stop by the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre to see locally produced Aboriginal crafts. Put Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve into our Warrnambool route maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Warrnambool.
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  • This extinct Caldera Volcano is stunning for its volcanic formations, internal craters within the main crater, re-vegetation program, wildlife with an abundance of koala's Kangaroos, Wallabies, Echidn...  more »
  • We drove on the one way road around the island in a lake in a volcano caldera. We walked a little on the trails. We saw kangaroos. Also a bird with a bright blue tail feathers (hard to get a photo of ...  more »
  • Take the opportunity to see koalas, emus and kangaroos in their natural 'wild' habitat. Check out volcanic lakes. Learn more about the local Tower Hill area...its history and development.  more »
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  • I have always loved coming here, ever since I was a kid. It's really beautiful and there are great cooking, picnicking, walking and educational facilities. Great for some alone time or coming with the family or hosting a birthday. Take a breath of a fresh air and see the kangaroos. The only problem I have is that the toilets are a bit scary.
  • Beautiful place to visit. Fantastic for doing some walking with family. Would be great to bring kids here. It was my first time here. I will be back in the future and bring more people with me. Great place to have a picnic. Would highly recommend
  • This place is just beautiful! You can enjoy the wildlife and the views. Lovely! There is an Information Centre in the middle of the park, they offer coffee (bring your keepCup!) and some snacks, there is a souvenir shop too. Ask for any info about the park here. Toilets are behind the centre. From there, you can enjoy some walks, most of the are short circuits. There is a BBQ and picnic area around. You will enjoy some emus passing by while preparing lunch :-) remember to not feed them! Some koalas maybe spotted in that area! It is possible to get to the park from Port Fairy or Warrnambool by bus (in case you don't have a car), line 8; but you need to walk about 20 minutes from the outside until the visitors centre. Check carefully the bus timetables because it runs only a few times by day.
  • Loved this place. Take the time to look around when you first drive in - the rock formations are spectacular. Make sure to follow the posted speed limits- wildlife is all over the road. 😊 The walking trails are well signposted and give an indication of the length and difficulty involved with each walk. The peak walk is the 'toughest' but is worth it for the view. Keep your eyes open for different animals as you walk. We were lucky enough to visit on a misty afternoon and kangaroos, wallabies and parrots were in abundance.
  • I really enjoyed my latest visit to Tower Hill. I drop in every time I come to Warrnambool. It is worth parking up someplace away from the other humans and go for a walk. You will likely see all sorts of wildlife including kangaroos, koala, emu, swans, ducks, snakes and lizards. You need to be quiet and out of sight to see the best the park has to offer. The walking tracks are simply amazing with so much to see and so many kilometres to cover. The boardwalks that take you right out into the swamp will let you see a lot of creatures in their natural habitat.
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