Vanished World Centre

Vanished World Centre information

Location
Waitaki Valley , New Zealand
Address
7 Campbell St
Duntroon
More information
www.vanishedworld.co.nz
Prices
adult/child $10/free
Opening hours
10am-4.30pm daily Nov-Mar, 10.30am-4pm Fri-Mon Apr-Oct
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Perhaps there wouldn't be quite so many bad dolphin tattoos and dancing penguin films if more people stopped in Duntroon to check out this small but interesting volunteer-run centre. Once you see the 25-million-year-old fossils of shark-toothed dolphins and giant penguins, they suddenly don't seem so cute.

Pick up a copy of the Vanished World Trail map ($6.50) outlining 20 different interesting geological locations around the Waitaki Valley and North Otago coast.