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Tower Hill is an inactive volcano on the south-West coast of Victoria, Australia. Within the crater, the explosion also formed a series of small cones (known as scoria cones) and spheres surrounded by a crater lake.Tower Hill volcano is roughly 4 km wide and 80 m high. It has a gradient altering between 10% to 80% at the higher points. The Koroitgundidj people long inhabited this region of Australia and have lived in the area of Tower Hill since before recorded history. The first confirmed sighting of Tower Hill by Europeans was by French explorers sailing with Captain Baudin aboard Géographe in 1802. Matthew Flinders sailed east along the southern coast of Australia and on 20 April 1802 in the ship's log referred to "Peaked Hill Position uncertain", which may refer to Tower Hill. The Hill was painted by the artist Eugene von Guerard in 1855, who was the foremost landscape artist in the colonies at the time. The painting is now in the Warnambool art gallery. Now part of the state park system as the Tower Hill State Game Reserve, it previously saw service as a pasture for stock animals, fields for crop growing, a stone quarrying, an unofficial motorcycle racing venue, a source of free timber, and a convenient community rubbish dump. By the middle of the last century the hills were almost completely denuded and virtually the only wildlife to be found were waterfowl that came to the crater lakes. The area has been reforested with native flora, and repopulated with native fauna over the past 40 years. More than 300,000 native trees have been planted over the past two generations. This has created an environment capable of sustaining native animals such as koalas, emus, kangaroos, magpie geese, echidnas, possums, and waterbirds – all of which can be seen within the crater walls of Tower Hill. The town of Koroit is on the north rim of Tower Hill which is within easy reach of both Warrnambool and Port Fairy.


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Facts and Stats for Tower Hill*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tower Hill

    Know the pollution level of Tower Hill before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Tower Hill: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tower Hill for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tower Hill.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Tower Hill - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 65.63 (High)
    • Pollution Index 8.62 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tower Hill

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tower Hill

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.11 USD

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