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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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Located at the heart of the spectacular Great Ocean Road region, only one west of the popular Twelve Apostles and just ten minutes from the coastal tourism hub of Warrnambool, you will discover the naturally diverse offering of the exquisite Tower...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Princes Highway, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took four kids here for a picnic lunch (I’m an au pair) and got chased by emus and had to eat in the car. The kids thought it was hilarious. Went for walk along one of the trails. Beautiful scenery and so much wildlife. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travellingwanderer19
Reviewed 3 days ago

You will see plenty of emus, some koalas but you need to be there about dusk to catch sight of kangaroos. Need to be careful turning into the reserve off the highway as it is on a bend. One way road through the reserve. Nice...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank greatscott24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The lake was dried. The reserve looked dead. A few fairy wrens, a duck and few other birds were spotted. There's no kangaroo, no koala nor emu. Not recommended to drive the long way with the expectation of wildlife encounters. Hiking was fine.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alexandraremi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw 2 koalas in the eucalyptus trees and 1 was a baby! Saw 5 kangaroos and 3 emus. Get there early because the animals withdraw in the heat of the day. Awesome to see them in the wild in this volcanic crater.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surely this could be cleared of the dead wood, it is a Bush fire waiting to happen. Fantastic to see the residents.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krisherron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotelier suggested we visit Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and we were not disappointed. Well signed routes around the reserve helped us walk around beautiful lakes. We saw some wildlife, heard a whole lot more and generally felt this was three hours plus well spent....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jill5302016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve in Warrnambool was outstanding. We only had time to hike two of the trails before sunset but it was well worth our time. The scenery and views were spectacular and we met Emus, Kangaroos, and Koalas up close. A Must Do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 487bartk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bit of a gem. You drive down slowly and spot various animals wandering around in their natural habitat. We saw an echidna and emus, but it was too hot to linger, so maybe there was even more to see. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HongKongKat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing to see not 1 but half a dozen koala bears and their baby’s in the wild. They were in the trees right next to the toilets and 1 mum and baby even climbed down and had a walk around right in front...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 618lizzyg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tower Hill is very close to Warrnambool and offers several walking routes to see wild life especially kangaroos. Very much worth a drive from the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
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15 January 2019|
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Response from Jeff T | Reviewed this property |
Best time is late in the afternoon. That's when most of the animals will be more being around.
24 March 2018|
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Response from sm05060 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's always best to pre book tours if it's something you really want to do so as not to be disappointed. If you are in Warrnambool over Easter or school holiday times it can be very busy. Enjoy your stay: )
22 July 2017|
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