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My first experience of concretions was at Rock City in North Central Kansas, U.S.A. Then I saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luganville, Vanuatu
Easy stroll along the beach

Interested to see these boulders as we come from Otago,home of the Moeraki boulders. They are quite... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Dawn H
Oamaru, New Zealand
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Opononi, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first experience of concretions was at Rock City in North Central Kansas, U.S.A. Then I saw concretions on the other side of the world at Moeraki and Katiki Beaches on South Island, New Zealand. The Kouto Boulders are sandstone concretions, like the ones at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Visited on about half tide,should have been later as we had to clamber over slippery rocks. Boulders were quite impressive but not spectacular.Would recommend for a pleasant time filler and stroll on the Beach but do not expect too much.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank danls2018
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Interested to see these boulders as we come from Otago,home of the Moeraki boulders. They are quite different but are similar in some ways too. Good stroll along the beach and great views.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great, free fun activity for our family, even in winter. We needed to be prepared to get our shoes dirty, but it was all good. The i-site lady and the signage said that the lower the tide the better and the further...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RowenaB6
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

These are just like the Mouraki boulders in the south island. Easy to access only 5 min down the beach from the car park. Visit 2 hours either side of low tide. Really awesome, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RTL-Kiwi
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Kids loved jumping on the boulders. Lots of fun. Spent at least two hours walking on the beach and boulder jumping. Must walk all the way to the end of the beach for the best boulders

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lance L
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Be warned, the mud is very cement-like in places, you want to wear your oldest shoes, and its a bit of a walk from the carpark!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mel-Kiwi_NZ
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Walk on the soft, white sandy beach, enjoying the gentle breeze and came to the 3 diameter large boulders. some are a bit smaller, but they all came together as a collection which would definitely make an awesome visual impact on the mind. They artworks...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Elsie L
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This was a riveting walk along the beach The boulders are surreal with the way nature has shaped the rocks into unique shapes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

It's definitely recommend to come here at low tide, but if your like us and passing through it's difficult to plan your trip around the tide. It had just been high tide and it was raining our feet got wet and a bit muddy but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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