Penshurst, located at the foot of Mt Rouse, is steeped in volcanic history, showcased at the Volcanoes Discovery Centre. The dormant volcano Mt Rouse rises 100 metres above the surrounding plans at Penshurst, 20 minutes east of Hamilton.  

The road access to the summit provides panoramic views of the lava plan.  A visit to the Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre will reveal the unique story of the formation of the lava flows known as the Kanawinka Geotrail.

Local Tips: 

  •  Enjoy the Penshurst Wetland Gardens, historic town walks, swimming at the local pool, sweeping views from Mt Rouse and find a delightful picnic spot to stop and relax. 
  • Keep your eyes peeled for Penshurt's hidden gems, with  wine bars and charming antique stores.
  • Lake Linlithgow is only 10 km north-west of Penshurst which is ideal for water sports, fishing, picnicking and bird-watching. There are picnic, barbecue, toilet and parking facilities and a boat ramp. The site is open during daylight hours.