Tower Hill is a dormant volcano crater located 14 kilometres West of Warrnambool, Victoria. Known as one of Victoria’s first National Parks, Tower Hill serves as a wildlife refuge for many native species of birds as well as kangaroos, emus, koalas and amphibians. Formally established in 1892, the reserve is located on the lands of the Koroitgundidj people, whose ancestors inhabited the area when the volcano last erupted over 30,000 years ago.
During my childhood, Tower Hill played host to yearly family picnics and I have fond memories of exploring the wetlands with my parents, grandparents and cousins.
A couple of weeks ago I revisited this Tower Hill Reserve with my fiancé, showing him the many meandering walking tracks and spotting a wallaby or two along the way. It was fantastic to see that the reserve had been well maintained and was flourishing with wildlife.
I hope Tower Hill continues to provide a sanctuary for native flora and fauna for many years to come so that future generations can experience this magical place and formulate memories of their own.