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Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill is located at Entrance Road, Tower Hill, Victoria 3283

It is 18 km west of Warrnambool and can be accessed from the Princes Highway.

Advance bookings are recommended.

For more information, please call +613 5565 9202 or +613 5561 5315 or email towerhill@worngundidj.org.au

PO BOX 1134, Warrnambool VIC 3280

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Directions from Melbourne

By Car

Follow the M1 Highway direct from Melbourne to Geelong. From there, take the Hamilton Highway, turning onto the Hopkins Highway after Mortlake, then the Princes Highway from Warrnambool.

By Public Transport

V/Line services run once a day from Southern Cross Station to Warrnambool. Change to local bus services to complete the journey. Trip lengths vary slightly, but on average take between 4-5 hours.

Directions from Geelong

By Car

Take the Hamilton Highway from Geelong, then turn on to the Hopkins Highway after Mortlake, then the Princes Highway from Warrnambool.

By Public Transport

V/Line services run once a day from Geelong station to Warrnambool. Change to local bus services to complete the journey. Trip lengths vary slightly, but on average take between 4-5 hours.

Directions from Adelaide

By Car

Take Glen Osmond Rd to National Highway M1 in Glen Osmond switching to the National Highway A8 and Riddoch Hwy/A66 to Macdonnell St in Naracoorte. From there take Langkoop Rd, C211, C195, Merino-Grassdale Rd and Condah-Coleraine Rd to Henty Hwy/A200 in Condah. Finally take Myamyn-MacArthur Rd/C186, C184 and C183 to Princes Hwy/A1 in Tower Hill. Trip length averages 6-7 hours

By Public Transport

An overland service is available, with a change to V/Line services required at Arrarat. Further changes will be required and it is best to contect V/Line directly for a trip planner. Trip length is between 3-4 days.

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Glossary

Existing PlacenameTraditional 
Aboriginal NameVarient SpellingsMeaningsSources
Tower HillKoroitjKor.rite, Koroitch, Kooright‘nettles’, ‘suggestive of volcanism’; ‘smoking, hot ground’; ‘s small fish’; ‘forest kangaroo’; clan name Koroit GundidjRobinson Jnl 24 Mar. 1842, 6 Apr. 1842 in clark 2000a; Lane in Smyth 1878: 186; Dawson 1881: lxxx; Dawson 19 Apr. 1870; Mulder 1909; 11
Tower Hill

Scrub between Tower Hill flat and lake.
MurrheaalMurrheaalUncertainDawson 1881: lxxxi
Tower Hill Flat
 Scrub on west sideYaalYaalUncertainDawson 1881: lxxxi
Tower Hill Flat
 West sideTaeraa MukkarTaeraa Mukkar‘sweet root like a parsnip’Dawson 1881: lxxxi
Tower Hill IslandParrang KuutchaParrang Kuutcha‘name of an edible root found here’Dawson 1881: lxxxi
Tower Hill Island
Crater
Yatt MirngYatt Mirng‘white eye’; ‘wide open’, ‘hole in the ground’, ‘eye’Dawson 1881: lxxxiv; Hercus 1999
Tower Hill LakeKurruk BaruumKurruk Baruum, 
Kuuro Baruum‘grandmother of lice’, ‘grandmother louse’Dawson 1881: lxxx1; 
Blake 2000
Tower Hill LakeMitjilMirch Hiil‘mitj’ = ‘skin’Dawson 1881: lxxx1; 
Blake 2000
Tower Hill Lake
 West BankKoroitjKoroitch‘a small fish’ , ‘nettles’Dawson 1881: lxxxi; 
Lane in Smyth 1878: 186
Tower Hill Lake
 East BankMum ngamatMuum gnamatt, 
Mum ngamat‘bottom of the sea’, ‘sea-bottome’Dawson 1881: lxxxi; 
Hercus 1999; Blake 2000
Tower Hill Lake
 OutletKuuro BaruumKuuro BaruumDawson 1881: lxxx; 
Blake 2000