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Moeraki Boulders

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| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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“low tide”(143 reviews)
“car park”(122 reviews)
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The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
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| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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+64 3-439 4827
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"low tide"
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"car park"
in 122 reviews
"walk along the beach"
in 37 reviews
"million years"
in 25 reviews
"gift shop"
in 75 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 17 reviews
"shag point"
in 13 reviews
"off the highway"
in 16 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 48 reviews
"donation box"
in 13 reviews
"broken open"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 30 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 14 reviews
"tour buses"
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"nice cafe"
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"quick stop"
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"eggs"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting beach! It was cool to stand on one of the rocks since it was a bit further away from the others and having been surrounded by the water, great photos. It can get busy here with the tour buses, but it’s a beach,...More

Thank awjose
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a New Zealander and last visited the Moeraki boulders in childhood. As we were driving past recently, we called in. Two of us in the car did not spot any signposting to a DOC carpark, which we later learnt exists. Instead we followed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time I visited via the cafe - this time I stopped at the free DOC site and walked. Lovely walk along the beach. Boulders are significant in terms of history and worth seeing if that is of interest to you. To be honest I...More

Thank Diana B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see some amazingly round boulders on a beautiful north Otago beach well you can! but don’t expect to be the only one. These rocks are pretty special and admittedly a great attraction but some money driven sell out has done every...More

Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why is it that these only cover a short span of the beach & nowhere else in NZ that I know of ? Fascinating - They must have been dropped from outer space !!

Thank Hine22
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love these natural historical boulders. Nice walk along the beach to get to them. Able to climb over them. Great photo opportunities. Lovely beach

Thank leoniehastings
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much better when you visit the place with friends! First time I went as a solo traveller and didn't feel like I wanna bother with it. A year later I traveled with a friend who wanted to stop. What fun it was. It is def...More

Thank Peggy P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating place, the Boulders are very unusual, almost other worldly, it's pleasant to walk along the beach as well. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Hazel L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to have a great war sunny day when we arrived there. The beach was busy with tourists all climbing and posing over the scattered boulders. They are nice to see , we , like everyone else took some photos with the boulders,...More

Thank toycp
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great natural attraction and so easily accessible. Nice cafes and shops nearby. Great photo opportunity.

Thank YLisette
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AlaskaTictac
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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Joe A
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
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vicky_fung
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
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