The Volcanoes Discovery Centre is open every Thursday and Friday from 11am to 3pm,
 and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Volcanoes Discovery Centre

PENSHURST, VICTORIA

How are volcanoes formed? 
What rocks come from volcanoes?
What do volcanoes leave behind? 
How does lava flow?

There are many questions about volcanoes and we don’t have many volcanoes in Australia, but they have an impact on the landscape today. 

Most people know little about volcanoes but a visit to the Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre has people leaving with a lot more knowledge.

The Volcanoes Discovery Centre is located in the middle of the third largest volcanic plain on earth. It has displays of all types of volcanoes, and specific information on volcanic activity in Western Victoria.  Through videos and posters the wonder of volcanoes is on show for everyone.  

The Centre interests tourists as well as students.  Many schools make a special trip to Penshurst to learn about geology.

A visit to Penshurst should also include a climb of Mount Rouse, our very own dormant volcano.

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 An unusual experience awaits you

LAVA FLOWS

See a volcano blow its top and a red river of molten lava cascade down its side is to feel the awesome power of the natural world.

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HISTORY

Be transported back thousands of years when volcanoes were erupting right across the Western District and into South Australia. Learn how volcanoes are formed, their geology and history in the Western District.

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GEOLOGY

View a video simulation of Mt Rouse erupting, the interaction of the Koorie people with volcanoes and a section aimed for school children.

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EXPERIENCE

The highlight is a six minute extravaganza combining high fidelity sound, computer modelling and stunning imagery. It is a fitting culmination to a memorable experience.

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23 Martin Street Penshurst, Victoria

PHONE

0402 083 782

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