Lava Tongue Boardwalk, Tower Hill

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Princess Hwy, Illowa Vic.

Lava Tongue Boardwalk, Tower Hill

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Princess Hwy, Illowa Vic.

Staff Pick
30 m
1.83 km
Easy

This gentle walk passes the remnant rocky outcrop of an old lava flow and crosses the wetlands to Fairy Island, with some of the best natural habitat in the park.

Lava Tongue Boardwalk, Tower Hill

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This gentle walk passes the remnant rocky outcrop of an old lava flow and crosses the wetlands to Fairy Island, with some of the best natural habitat in the park.

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This gentle walk passes the remnant rocky outcrop of an old lava flow and crosses the wetlands to Fairy Island, with some of the best natural habitat in the park. It provides excellent opportunities for birdwatching and spotting reptiles, koalas and echidnas.

The reserve offers both guided and self-guided tours to admire the volcano, old lava flow, wetlands, birdlife and Aboriginal heritage of the area. You may also spot koalas, emus, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, turtles and possums.

Located in the picnic area, the Visitor Centre, which is managed by Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative, has environmental and cultural displays and offers aboriginal arts and crafts for sale, as well as light refreshments. Opening hours of the visitor centre are 10am to 4pm daily, including public holidays, except Christmas Day.

Thanks to Lana Homes for the photos.

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Points of Interest

1. Start of the boardwalk

Heading out among the reeds form where the boardwalk starts.

2. Second part of the boardwalk

As the boardwalk starts again it weaves around next to some trees.

3. Meeting the locals!

Wildlife sightings among rocky outcrop.

4. View over the rocky outcrop

There are some gorgeous views of the vegetation

5. Fungi on Fairy Island

A bit of fungi around in the Winter months, would be nice to know what one is called. We did also see a koala but was too far away for a decent photo.

6. Leaving Fairy Island

ck across the wetlands and towards Lake Edge Track, you can either turn right for an additional 3km (approx) walk to the visitor centre, or turn left for a short walk back to the way you came.


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Public toilets Public toilets
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river