Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Volcanoes
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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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wintercolleen
Canberra, Australia153 contributions
Feb. 2022
Seeing a emu out in the wild and a koala without a fence. The walking track was very good only problem is no seats. Very big information centre with lots of stuff
Written 17 February 2022
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605karen_123
Ararat, Australia5 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
It was ok. Didn't see koalas, which was disappointing as there used to be so many. I took family based on my previous experience, to see none was a little worrying actually.
Written 5 February 2022
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Debra L
2 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
We were staying in port fairy for a few days and spent a morning completing some of the walks at Tower hill reserve and then up to the lookout. Loved the views, saw all sorts of wildlife and plenty of picnic tables for lunch after we tired ourselves out. We completed the lava tongue boardwalk path which was easy and then journey to the last volcano loop. The second walk really stretched my legs but I'm not very fit at all, great for our family of 4.
Written 22 December 2021
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nattas212017
Horsham, Australia32 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
Great park with beautiful views and tracks. Disappointed that the visitor centre was closed- just a closed sign no explanation. Also disappointing that the kid friendly track had water over it and we couldn’t get through, of course can’t help nature but it would of been nice to have a sign advising you couldn’t go all the way around. Saw two emus on the other side of the flooded track, a lot of dragon flies and a giant male kangaroo when driving out. A lot of seating and nice grassed area for picnics! Well signed and great information on signs.
Written 27 October 2021
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Stace K
Melbourne88 contributions
Mar. 2021
Great place to visit to get in touch with nature and be surrounded by the peaceful serenity of this area. The history is interesting, reading about the natural formations, the influence of colonisers in the area and ultimately restoring it back to natural, untouched beauty.

I highly recommend visiting on a weekday outside holidays or peak times. We basically had the park to ourselves. We walked up to the lookout for breathtaking views, birds soaring high over the lake and peeking at kangaroos resting in the wooded areas. We also did the swamp walk, it was fantastic to be surrounded by nature, searching for lizards and other fauna hiding in the reeds. We craned our necks through the tall gums to spot the koalas high up in the trees.

Definitely recommended for anyone who likes a walk, being in nature, spotting wildlife or learning about history and culture. Bring your picnic to have in the vast grounds and enjoy the quietness.
Written 7 July 2021
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ricks12016
Melbourne, Australia201 contributions
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
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, Australia110 contributions
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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11 contributions
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, Australia300 contributions
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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