If you’re planning to holiday in the Warrnambool area sometime in the near future, one of the attractions that you might be hoping to visit is the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. This is a major natural landmark and is actually located on an extinct volcano, believed to have erupted around 32,000 years ago.
Declared as Victoria’s first National Park back in 1892, the park has become the perfect place for visitors to experience the Australian bush and to get up close to some of our iconic wildlife, including black swans, echidnas, emus, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wedge-tail eagles and seasonal reptiles.
Join the 60 minute interactive walk that is conducted by local guides, which also covers aspects of the Aboriginal lifestyle. There is also a 2 hour night walk that begins at dusk, which gives visitors ample opportunity to see wildlife that only come out of an evening and see the stunning crater at sunset.
To extend your enjoyment of the area, there are plenty of hotels in Warrnambool in close proximity of the park. These include:
At about 25 minutes from the park, this motor inn is close to all of Warrnambool’s major facilities for your convenience. There are 4 types of accommodation to choose from – seaview rooms, queen rooms, twin rooms and 2 bedroom family units. All rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, flat screen televisions and reverse cycle air conditioning.
At about 20 minutes from the park, this motel is set towards the rear of the property for a quiet stay. Hot breakfasts and dinners can be delivered direct to rooms for guest convenience, and DVD hire is available for those who want a lazy night in. You will be within walking distance of shops, restaurants, the theatre and the local swimming pool.
At about 20 minutes drive from the park, this motel has 6 types of accommodation to choose from – queen rooms, queen rooms + sofa, queen rooms + single bed, queen rooms + two singles, queen rooms + three singles, and spa rooms. All rooms feature an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette, so preparing your own meals is no problem.
At about 20 minutes drive from the park, this motel has a quiet and private setting for your convenience. Some of the property features include: a swimming pool with spa, a poolside BBQ, complimentary Foxtel, and self service laundry facilities. Light or cooked breakfasts can also be served direct to rooms.
Located on the stunning Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool is the perfect holiday destination for families and couples alike. Whether you’re travelling in winter or summer, there are plenty of attractions to be enjoyed (May to October is peak time for whale watching, for example).
The Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is a fantastic option for visitors who want to get up close and personal with Australian flora and fauna. Choose to stay at hotels in Warrnambool to ensure you can spend as much time there as possible. The park is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm and admission is free.