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The official opening of the Waitaki Geopark application.The official opening of the Waitaki Geopark application.

Currently Open 7 days a week.

Open Hours:  9:30am - 5pm

The Vanished World Society

The community - inspired Vanished World Society was formed in the early 2000's to help raise public awareness about the geology of the Waitaki district . The Society is active in promoting the science , conservation and appropriate use of fossils , outcrops, and land forms, through a process of education , science communication and “hands on experience”.

The Vanished World Inc  is pleased to be an official supporter of the  Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail   
We invite all cyclist to visit the Centre in Duntroon and view the displays , use our novelty  free cycle parking facility 

The Centre has available for  purchase coffee , hot chocolate drinks  and cold drinks that can be supplemented with a range of snack bars to keep up flagging energy

While you are in Duntroon take time to visit the newly established wet lands, the historic Smithy  and the Maori Rock Art sites


 A Great family Day Out 

Bring the family , come and explore .  Visit the Centre located in an area rich in rock formations and fossils , you will be given a close-up view into the world of ancient ocean mammals . Visit the Vanished World Sites , Anatini , Elephant Rocks and Earth Quakes .  Explore the wetlands and make time to view the local Maori Rock art sites

Discover our incredible geology