DUNTROON

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.

The Duntroon War Memorial is located by the school.

The Anglican Church is a century old building that begs an understanding of the times and the foresight of such a fantastic structure.

The Duntroon Hotel is on the main highway and remains a key factor of the social structure of the town.

If passing through at a minimum take the time to visit the Vanished World Heritage Centre; this is the ultimate museum.

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry   Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course