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These are easy to access down the beach behind the cafe. Be sure to check the tide as arriving at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb B
Well worth a look

The boulders on the beach are well worth the easy climb down some stairs to view. There was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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All reviews low tide car park walk along the beach million years gift shop off the highway shag point natural wonder donation box well worth the stop beautiful beach photo opportunity tour buses nice cafe eggs great stop worth a visit
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Reviewed yesterday

very special experience especially witnessing what mother nature can produce a spectacle such those near perfect round boulders stranded by the beach that took millennia to happen.

Thank lawc22
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These things are huge! My wife is 5’8” , I have a photo of her standing next to one at it’s as tall as she is. Saw a few “cracked” open. Couldn’t tell what the rust colored interior lines at. If I didn’t know better...More

Thank damonj2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To think these boulders are ‘born’ of the cliffs and left for the sea to devour is simply a wonderful creation of nature. They are huge stone ‘marbles’ and quite amazing!

Thank CarolHall525
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tide was in when we arrived in the morning so many of the boulders were under or partially covered with water. We parked at the cafe and paid $2 to go down the stairs for a short walk. There are places to clean your...More

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are easy to access down the beach behind the cafe. Be sure to check the tide as arriving at high tide may disappoint. Another amazing natural wonder of New Zealand.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I and my kids spent about an hour walking on that beach exploring the amazing beautiful creation of these bid stones. We climb on the rocks and took many pics. We enjoyed being there. We saw many birds and nice shells.

Thank avibrecher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked up the beach from the car park to the Moeraki Boulders. I was actually surprised to see that its only a small part of the beach where they sit. Incredible geology and good photo opportunities. It is best to go at low tide...More

Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boulders on the beach are well worth the easy climb down some stairs to view. There was a donation box at the top of the stairs but it was optional to pop a coin in there. Most people seemed to donate afterwards, as it...More

Thank 11Cab11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove down to the car park and walked up the beach to the Moeraki Boulders. It is best to go at low tide so you can see the maximum number of boulders but we still managed to have a great time at half tide....More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a bigger area filled with the round rocks. It was still nice though. We rushed over and rushed back to the cafe because we didn’t want to get caught in the riding tide. The boulders were round and very different from any...More

Thank GinaSeh
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31 May 2017|
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Response from i_got_travel_fever | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the buses, but if you can rent a car for the day, that's definitely a good option for this attraction: easy drive, coastal views, be at your own pace.
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6 October 2016|
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Response from sandra k | Reviewed this property |
Depending where you are landing and how much time you have. Christchurch is a must see & do, so is Auckland. Each island has so much to experience. If i lived closer i would go back and just concentrate on 1 island at a... More
26 February 2015|
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Response from John V | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is - there is a 3 to 4 hour tour - check out awesometours website in New Zealand and look at tours, then day-tours. Had to put it like this because Tripadvisor will not allow HTML or website links in answers. Hope... More