Duntroon

Duntroon is a small farming village in the Waitaki District of the South Island, New Zealand. It is located within the southern reaches of Canterbury. To the east of the village is the Maerewhenua River. Near the village are the Earthquakes, a limestone cliff formation.

A great place to visit in Duntroon is the Vanished World Heritage Centre, which showcases the geology of the Waitaki region and preserves fossils of extinct species that have been found in the region. The town is also located near two sites of centuries-old Maori rock drawings.

The historic town of Oamaru is the ideal base for exploring the area. The area is one of the filming locations for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; the ancient Elephant Rocks that sprout from the rolling hills near Duntroon in the Waitaki district of the South Island became Aslan's Camp.

Duntroon History

The town was named by Scottish settler and farmer Robert Campbell. Economic activity has been mainly agricultural for much of the town's history, focusing primarily on sheep farming and the growth of crops such as wheat and barley.

Main Towns in the Christchurch-Canterbury Region

Other Towns in the Christchurch-Canterbury Region


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