Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Volcanoes
About
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve sits in a large volcanic crater. It is one of Victoria's most fascinating and significant geological formations. It's a short detour from the Great Ocean Road and offers ample walking opportunities for people of all abilities – from easy boardwalks to scenic climbs. Tower Hill is home to some of Australia's best loved wildlife. Emus, kangaroos, koalas, swans, ducks and blue wrens all live inside this magnificent dormant volcano. Walk across wetlands, craters and bushland and learn how the park was exploited by early settlers before being restored by volunteers. Join a tour run by experienced local guides to discover how Tower Hill was transformed from a desolate wasteland to the park you see today.
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ricks12016
Melbourne, Australia183 contributions
GREAT PLACE
May 2021 • Couples
This plac e is a beauty short drive to picnic tables and walking trails. Wildlife not very far away from you at anytime. A terrific place to picnic and enjoy the fresh air. Noticed a Koala when we were leaving. Great place.
Written 30 May 2021
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Galli39
Lucca, Italy8 contributions
A surprise
May 2021 • Family
The staff at the centre were wonderful. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Wonderful playing the didgeridoo and help to children trying to play too.
Picturesque walks well sign posted and drinks and coffee afterwards. Not to be missed
Written 16 May 2021
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Helen R
Carrum Downs, Australia94 contributions
Tower Hill Reserve
Apr. 2021
Well worth the visit Tower Hill reserve was wonderful, you must do the guided tour , full of information Jackie our guide was fantastic
Well worth a visit, I even bought a leather bag made by a local indigenous lady just beautiful and to hear more of our countries indigenous history was great 👍
Written 25 April 2021
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Family fun
8 contributions
Absolutely the best tour we have had
Apr. 2021 • Family
Absolutely brilliant. Kids, parents and grandparents did this today. We cannot thank you enough for a day we will always remember. Best thing to do to try and help us all realise how we need to work together to protect this beautiful country. We all had such a great time. Thanks for passing on your knowledge, being so patient and great company! Would be the best family tour experience we have ever had. All we can hope is what you have taught gets passed on through our children. Thank you.
Written 9 April 2021
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TowerHillReserve
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay .
Written 11 April 2021
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Wendy G
Box Hill, Australia293 contributions
Park amazing, twilight tour not so much
Mar. 2021 • Couples
The park itself is completely amazing. Teeming with nature and with beautifully marked trails, it is a wonder to explore. Beware the cheeky emus who tell you that you MUST share your lunch with them, despite they signs telling you not to.

Having been delighted with the park we booked a twilight tour to learn about nocturnal animals (having seen a great selection ourselves during the day). We know you definitely can not guarantee seeing animals and we had some good viewing but the tour (billed as 7.15 - 8.45) really just involved a time throwing boomerangs (good fun but gosh I’m not sure who did the risk assessment as a couple of times the two small kids on our tour nearly got taken out as they ran to get their boomerangs whilst others were still throwing) then a walk of lava tongue loop where they guide chatted to one of the tour participants and the rest of us listened to the two kids insisting they were “too tired” and needed to go to sleep. In fairness we were all a little bored with the pace of the tour and the lack of information shared. We finished the loop around 9.30 pm! At $70 it was an pricy night given we could have taken our own head torches and done it ourselves. On the positive, we did get to taste 3 different varieties of bush food (mint, celery and spinach).
Written 31 March 2021
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Angela C
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Brilliant insightful tour of this extinct volcano and it’s oasis.
Mar. 2021
This was my second visit to Tower Hill reserve, however this time we took the Indigenous Culture and Nature tour, hosted by a proud local Indigenous guide.
Levi was our guide and his tour was really outstanding.
He shared his passion and great knowledge of the reserve and gave us an insight into the early settlement of the area.
We learnt so much about our First Nations People and their culture, bush tucker, Native animals, the havoc caused by early Colonial settlement and the subsequent need to revegetate this ancient area.
We felt very grateful to Levi for his generous and enthusiastic presentation.
So much has been done to rehabilitate this area and you would never know without the insight offered by the guides.
We saw many birds,snakes, lizards, koalas and wallabies.
This extinct volcano is not only an oasis for wildlife but it provides us with an insight into the deep connection that Indigenous people have with their land.
Written 3 March 2021
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900wanderingwyllie
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Informative & engaging
The knowledge shared by Levi during our 2 hour experience was excellent. He was engaging and informative. We came away with a lot more knowledge about Tower Hill but also a greater appreciation of our First Nation people which is so important to continue to build on. Highly recommended
Written 25 February 2021
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bonesi
australia502 contributions
Amazing views
Dec. 2020 • Couples
We drove into viewing area,and walked to top of the old volcano, lots of wild life.
We saw a emu and lots of birds.
A must if you are in the area.
We stayed two nights at Tower Hill Cabins
Perfect for using as a base.
Written 18 February 2021
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Mardi S
10 contributions
We had an Indigenous guided tour
Feb. 2021
The tour guide Paul gave us such an enlightening experience of Indigenous culture past and present, including tasting bush tucker. Rose in the culutral centre was extremely helpful.
Written 15 February 2021
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geniegal
Melbourne, Australia512 contributions
Well Worth Booking The Tour
Feb. 2021 • Couples
We were there yesterday. Arrived just in time to take the 11 a.m. tour. It was so worth it. I would recommend anyone to take it. Our guide was amazing, knowledgeable and clearly loved what she did. We learnt so much about aboriginal culture and the tools they used. On our walk we saw koalas, emus, wallabies and snakes (sleeping ones thank goodness). We tasted a number of bush tucker items and learnt about their medicinal properties. We are seniors and paid $25 each for the tour. Full adult price is $35. There is ample parking, picnic facilities, toilets and a visitor’s centre where you can find genuine aboriginal items to purchase. Coffee, cold drinks and snacks are also available.
Written 9 February 2021
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