The wildlife reserve is not huge by any means but its beautiful and is a great way to view Australian wildlife. Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is barely noticeable on the drive into Port Fairy but as you drive down into the volcanic crater (maar), a whole different world awaits. The lush vegetation is a haven for Australian wildlife. We saw Emus, wallaby, a koala and a snake......(My photos don't do the Reserve justice, especially taken on a grey spring day).
There are four self guided walks to choose from, you can complete all of them of just one:
Peak Climb - (1.5km, steep, approx. 30 minutes return) for great views of the park and on the return we spotted Emus.
Lava Tongue Boardwalk (1.6km, flat, approx. 30 minutes circuit)
This is an easy and gentle walk through wetlands, great for enthusiasts.
Wagon Bay Loop (1.5km, approx. 30 minutes circuit)
The walk loops around Wagon Bay pond, rich in bird life.
The Last Volcano (1.9km, some steep hills, 1 hour circuit)
This moderately strenuous walk takes you to the most recent volcano crater of the Reserve.
(Please visit Parks Victoria for further information)
Located on the Princes Highway between Warnambool and Port Fairy
Entrance is free
Guided tours of the park and indigenous heritage walk are held daily @ 11 am - bookings required
Pack a picnic - (Picnic areas are at the Visitor Centre)