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Volcanoes Discovery Centre

Volcanoes Discovery Centre

The Volcanoes Discovery Centre is situated on one of the largest volcanic plains in the world and provides vast knowledge on volcanic patterns in Victoria.

Wondering what the process of volcanic formation entails? How rocks are formed as a result of volcanic activity? What happens when hot lava flows during volcanic activity? The answers to these questions and much more can be found at the centre.

Volcanoes Discovery Centre – Address in Penshurst, VIC

The Volcanoes Discovery Centre is located at 23 Martin Street, Penshurst which is located on the corner of Penshurst-Warrnambool Road. The Centre is open between Friday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Visitors must also note that the centre is open on during school holidays and public holidays save for the following: Anzac Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

At the centre, visitors are able to learn about the amazing process of volcanic activity, right from eruption through to the formation of volcanic structures. This is made interesting through the use of interactive media such as videos and posters.

A tour of the Centre would be incomplete without climbing Mount Rouse, an extinct volcano located just 5kms from the centre. The view at the top of the mountain can best be described in one word: breathtaking. You can get to Mount Rouse by taking the grassy track to the crater. Climb up the steps to the summit and there are other short walks located nearby. Picnic tables and toilets are located near the car park. The walk is only 1km each way and is an easy grade.

23 Martin St
Penshurst, VIC

Opening Hours
Fri - Sun: 10am - 4pm
Also open during Victorian School Holidays

Phone Number
(03) 5576 7233

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