A selection of rare fossils from around the world make up a display in Ulladulla’s new Gondwana Coast Fossil House.
The fossil walk headquarters and display is now open in its new permanent home in Ulladulla’s Oldest House on Green Street.
Display manager Julian Sharrad said the house featured three rooms that include a local section as well as an impressive display from beyond Australia’s shores.
“We have a beautiful fish fossil from Wyoming in the US and other outstanding ones from around the world,” Mr Sharrad said.
“An amphibian fossil from the Permian period comes from Germany, we have some beautiful Cretaceous period shells and Cambrian trilobites from Madagascar and Devonian period shells from Morocco.
“There is certainly enough to see for people to come in now and we also have a selection of new fossils from around Australia.”
“The feeling when you walk in is that the Ulladulla collection is complete. In the other rooms, what is ready for display will have temporary labels.
Fossil house’s dedicated volunteers are steadily working on the permanent labels paid for with a $2000 NSW Government grant.
The new signage and labelling is supported by Art NSW's Volunteer Museum Grant Program, administered by Museums and Galleries of NSW.
The fossil house will be open throughout summer except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Sundays.
Gondwana Coast president Phil Smart said the new free display was three times the size of the previous display in Rowen’s Arcade where the group has had a temporary home for two years after their harbour home was burnt to the ground.
He said the group had been gifted a number of unique geological samples.
The Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk is a two hour guided stroll on the shores of Ulladulla Harbour.
It is a geological timeline with fossils from up to 270 million years ago preserved on the harbour’s horizontal rock platforms.
Fossil Walk bookings phone 4444 8820.