"Our guests always enjoy a great learning experience at "Tower Hill" Operated by Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd. The staff are always helpful and informative, and ensure that our guests have a memorable and authentic visit. We highly recommend visiting Tower Hill for an enjoyable and fascinating insight into bush medicine and indigenous culture" - AAT Kings
I would again like to thank all your wonderful staff at Tower Hill for giving the children of Vacation care a wonderful day.Kathy ProbertOutside School Hours Care Team Leader
Trip Advisor comments.
Extremely interesting place of cultural, geological, landscape and natural interest. The best guided walk I have ever done. Our indigenous guide shared the full history, showing us indigenous tools and artefacts and then an amazing bush food walk. Never before have I been told so much interesting information about such a variety of foods and useful plants. So positive. We saw koalas, emus and so many birds. The Pied Stilts a treat.
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 when in Warrnambool!
This beautiful volcano reserve is definetly worth stopping by for a couple of hours! The nature is beautiful, volcano and the areas history are breathtaking and spotting emus, koalas, kangaroos and wallabies is almost guaranteed.
Make sure to do the 90 min tour (25$ - totally worth it)! In a small group the tour guide talked us through the history of the area and the indigenous people living there. On a little walk he showed us native flora and helped us spotting the animals inhabiting the area. We learned a lot and had so much fun! Recommended for old and young!
Tower Hill is an extinct volcano a few Kms west of Warrnambool. It is a peaceful nature reserve with lots of up close and personal wildlife experiences. Emus (and chicks in season) wander the roads and picnic areas, koalas are easy viewing and kangaroos come out as the day cools, not to mention the wide variety of water and terrestrial birds.
Great picnic facilities and a great koorie interpretive centre.
And all this for FREE 7 days a week.
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is well worth a visit. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and ready to help. The walks themselves offer great views and can be as easy or as hard as you want to make them. I choose the Last Volcano, the track was well maintained, and we saw an echidna and a few wallabies but the best part was the views.
We also did the lava tongue boardwalk. Keep your eyes up in the trees and you’ll spot koalas, and keep your eyes on the rocks on the boardwalks and you’ll see reptiles!
As we took the turn off, suddenly the vista opens up dramatically as the land drops down steeply into a crater lake. The sides of the volcano as we went down showed layers of solidified lava ash. Quite amazing! As we drove around the crater lake came across an emu foraging for food. One approaches the centre volcanic island by a narrow one way road up to the information centre. This is managed by the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-op. An unusual structure, designed to fit into the environment – circular with windows all around, shelves displaying Aboriginal items around under the windows so as not to obstruct the view. Incredible curved timbers on the roof, radiating out from a central circular area of stone. The centre of this is open to the sky. Had a long talk to a local Aboriginal man who managed the place. Very interesting and so intelligent. Tried some bush tucker tea – very refreshing. We left by driving around the upper rim of the volcano and looked down onto the crater lake. Again, photos couldn’t do it justice. Wonderful place for school children to visit and learn. Being limited physically could not undertake the walks but still well worth a visit.