Worn Gundidj – Great Ocean Road
Bush and Nature Walk - Daily Departures at 11:00am – 1.5 hr experience
Departure Months: Daily, Year round
Cost: Entry to the park is free.
Tour costs Day tour:
AUD$35.00 per person (Adult)
AUD$11.50 per person (Child)
Pickup Point: Tower Hill on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road
- Indigenous tour programs can include:
- bush food
- bush medicine
- managing wildlife
Tour: Bush & Nature Walk
A 90 minute interactive tour conducted by our experienced local guides provides an exclusive opportunity to explore the wildlife at Tower Hill and discover the natural habitat of some of Australia’s most iconic animals. Visitors will engage with guides and nature alike to gain an understanding of traditional Aboriginal lifestyles as well as learning how to identify native plants for food and medicinal purposes and learn how to throw a boomerang.
Nestled in the crater of a dormant volcano, the Tower Hill Reserve, in south-west Victoria, Australia, is a haven for wildlife, a fascinating ecological site and a showcase for local Indigenous culture. Within its broad crater rim a number of volcanic cones rise from a lake in a formation known as a nested maar. Artefacts found in the layers of exposed ash show that Aboriginal people were living in the area at the time of the eruption, around 30 000 years ago.
Although Tower Hill was declared Victoria’s first National Park in 1892, the bush was eventually lost to farming and quarrying. A revegetation project began in the 1950s. Over several decades school children and other volunteer groups planted thousands of trees. As the bush returned, so did the wildlife.
Today, Worn Gundidj Co-operative, in co-operation with Parks Victoria, has revitalised Tower Hill. It is now a thriving nature reserve and natural history centre where visitors can experience the bush, enjoy magnificent scenery, see Australian birds and animals in their natural habitat and learn about local Indigenous culture.
At Tower Hill’s Visitor Centre you can learn about the history of this fascinating volcano. Browse through the retail shop. See the exciting range of screen-printed textiles and wooden artefacts made locally at the Worn Gundidj Cooperative or choose from the selection of gourmet delights featuring indigenous Australian foods.
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