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Penshurst is steeped in volcanic history. Mt Rouse rises 100 metres above the surrounding plans and the road access to the Mt Rouse Lookout provides panoramic views of the lava plain. A visit to the Volcanoes Discovery Centre will reveal the unique story of the lava flow formations known as the Kanawinka Geotrail.

Local Tips:

  • Enjoy the Penshurst Botanic Gardens, historic town walks, swimming at the local pool and find a delightful picnic spot to stop and relax.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for Penshurst's hidden gems, including wine bars, charming antique book stores and the native birdlife at Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve.
  • Penshurst was home to painter, mosaic, and stained glass artist Mervyn Napier Waller, who went on to create the wondrous Hall of Memory at the Australia War Memorial in Canberra.