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28.09 - 13.10 SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES @ VANISHED WORLD

Happy School Holidays - Still looking for fun activities? How about taking the family on an adventure to Duntroon? The Vanished World Centre in Duntroon is pleased to offer two different activities for children and their families during the upcoming school holiday period. Bring your whole family on an adventure to Duntroon – there is so much to do and see!

There is a Duntroon Information Treasure Hunt, which is best suited to a family. As the family explore the village and its wetlands, they will discover the answers to twenty questions about some of the local history and its stories. “The children will happily do the searching aspect of the challenge” says Mike Gray, VW Chairman. “It is important that adults accompany the children when crossing the highway and wandering through the wetland. On a nice sunny day, everyone will enjoy a good walk, the challenge of completing the quiz and have a lot of fun in the process.”


The Vanished World Rock Garden Challenge requires a basic understanding of the three basic rock types: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. A question sheet describes several rocks located in the VW Rock Garden. The challenge is to correctly locate each rock from the description given, then record its identification number on the question sheet. A VW staff member will check the answers and award a VW Fossicking Certificate to each successful ‘Rock Hound’.


“The Vanished World staff will be happy to provide the appropriate Question Sheets for these activities” says Mike. “But, please remember to bring a pencil or two and perhaps your lunch as well.” (Currently, the Duntroon Hotel is open from 11.30am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.)

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