Peak climb, Tower Hill

Tower Hill, Princes Highway, Illowa

Peak climb, Tower Hill

Tower Hill, Princes Highway, Illowa

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30 m
.87 km
Hard

This short but steep walk goes via the Yatt Mirng Crater and provides panoramic views of the park and the coast.

Peak climb, Tower Hill

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Summary

This short but steep walk goes via the Yatt Mirng Crater and provides panoramic views of the park and the coast.

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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is one of Victoria's most important ecological and geological sites formed by volcanic eruptions nearly 30,000 years ago.

You can enjoy a range of self-guided walks through magnificent scenery and see some of Australia's most iconic wildlife in their natural habitat.

Visit and learn about wildlife, environmental conservation and sustainability, and local Aboriginal history. The Reserve and its plethora of wildlife provides visitors with the rare opportunity to witness animals at close range in their natural habitat. This, combined with guided tours to learn about Aboriginal history and cultural heritage provides a unique eco-tourism experience.

Worn Gundidj guided tours are available everyday at 11am and 1pm. Attractions on offer include walking tracks, picnic facilities and lookouts.

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. It is classified by the National Trust as a site of international significance for scientific reasons, including geology and re-vegetation work, and national significance for aesthetic and cultural reasons, including the historic and social aspects of the site.

Please note, no dogs or pets allowed.

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Points of Interest

1. Steep track

The track gest steep after the first lookout point at Yatt Mirng Crater.

2. Mid climb

Vegetation around the track where it levels out a bit more before the final climb to the top.

3. A wonderful view

From the top you can look back over the track or around most of the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve which sits in a large volcanic crater.

4. View to the ocean

A magnificent view over the lake across to Belfast Coastal Reserve to the ocean (Photo: Visit Victoria).

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Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
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Nature trail Nature trail