Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Inland Otago side roads exploration

Whale Fossil Lookout

Return to Itinerary
Lake Waihola views Lake Waihola views

Milburn Whale Fossils and Lookout detour is just outside town. You will get great views of Lake Waihola and kids can imagine the world where whales and dolphins swam. The lime quarries are where unearthed dinosaur bones were found. It is estimated the bones are over 24 million years old. The whale fossils were found 170 m above current sea levels. A small exhibition displays the pictorial history of the lime and phosphate working in the area, as well as displays of 24-34-million-year-old whale and dolphin fossils.


Check route map for details on how to get there.

Return to Itinerary


If you have a query about content, travel deals or anything else, our team is happy to answer all your questions 🙂

    Your information is secure, no third party involved.
    100% Safe, secure, privacy guaranteed. Privacy Policy.