Duntroon is a small town on the Orarama to Oamarou road that is state highway 85. This is a small community but that said is a nice stop-off town that should visited if on route.
Duntroon has a powerful namesake in Victoria, Australia where the armed services have made famous the name Duntroon as an Academy and that is where the coincidence ends.
The town was named by Scottish settler and farmer Robert Campbell. Economic activity has been mainly agricultural for much of the town's history, focusing primarily on sheep farming and the growth of crops such as wheat and barley.
Duntroon is also home to the Vanished World Heritage Centre, dedicated to showcasing the geology of the Waitaki region and preserving fossils of extinct species that have been found in the region.
Duntroon is also located near two sites of centuries-old Maori rock drawings.