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Moeraki Boulders

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Address: Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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+64 3-439 4827

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Unique scene

Free to just stroll down onto the beach and explore these amazing geological features. People do climb all over them which will unfortunately destroy them in the long run. Also... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Darren F
Melbourne, Australia
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252 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best to plan your visit at low tide. Take your time to explore the different shapes including some which have broken under the pressure of the tides. Just fascinating !

Thank female-tourist
Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

take a stroll down the easy walkway to the beach to view and take a pic with these amazing boulders, then back up to the cafe and souvenir shops

Thank gavinr17
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Free to just stroll down onto the beach and explore these amazing geological features. People do climb all over them which will unfortunately destroy them in the long run. Also makes photography very frustrating. Sunrise best time to visit

Thank Darren F
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cannot believe that there was a 2 dollar charge to access beach from the cafe. Can't use the loos unless you buy something at the cafe and they were dirty and disgusting .

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it would have been nice to spend more time walking the beach a admiring the stones. It is sad to think that in time all these lovely rocks will break apart and disappear but that is nature.

Thank Sandra F
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who would have placed some well rounded large boulders in the middle of a very long beach? Mother nature do know how to puzzle us! Its a pity that there are some boulders that had broken up too...again much the cause of mother nature. I wonder how long more these boulders will exists!

Thank HotEarth
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boulders were fascinating. However, thought the cafe etc were exploitation for private gain. Only discovered after visit there was access via a public carpark but this is not well signposted when you come off the highway, where the entrance is shared with the privately run enterprise. A mother was trying to find a rest room to use for her... More 

Thank Trish R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think we were expecting big boulders darting out of the sea. Instead we saw bowling balls sitting on the sand. Still interesting!

Thank tyndo1
Pelham, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the more interesting, unusual and spectacular boulders are down the beach (to the left when facing the water). We had a lovely walk on the beach - there are alot of tourists right when you arrive at the central part of the boulders - but a short walk left us all along with some beautiful photo opportunities.

Thank Kari B
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. We were told the best time to visit were early morning or sunset time. We enjoyed taking some amazing photos.

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