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Moeraki Boulders

| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (119 reviews)
“car park” (107 reviews)
| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

New Zealand has the world's best Rugby team, but also the world's most underwhelming boulders. Don't go, they are rubbish. By all means go to New Zealand, just skip these.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 6 days ago

With its origins in an important Maori legend, the Moeraki Boulders are situated on Koekohe Beach, The Maori legend says the boulders are associated with the Arai-te-uru, one of the large sailing canoes that sailed from northetn Tahiti. While seeking the precious greenstone, the waka...More

Thank BruiserBob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely sunny day with the tide coming in.Early so plenty of carparks before the rush. Nice coffee at the cafe and a magnet from the gift shop for the memory.

Thank brenda d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really rather dull. The boulders are kind of intreaguing, but doesn't warrant a superficial journey out. I'd say the only time they'd be ok was sunrise on a high tide

Thank Ewan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite places in all of New Zealand. Check the tides before you go, needs to be low tide. Even better, goat dawn for killer photos. The beach is free access, but the restaurant does provide safe and easy access straight to the...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique attraction and landmark to visit. Best to get there during sunset. Such a lovely place to be with friends

Thank AngeloAnojan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boulders are very beautiful and well worth a visit in the morning light !! Touch them and you feel a very spiritual energy coming through

Thank 854phillipo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the boulders were incredible to see and easily accessible. it would be extremely fun for any families with young kids.

Thank Hamish S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We went here in May, so it was freezing cold! The benefit to this was that there were very few people on the beach. There are lots of boulders to look at, and it is interesting to see the broken ones. Major downside is no...More

1  Thank catiepie1011
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to have a look at the boulders and yes they were interesting round rocks, not sure if it was just us but we were fairly underwhelmed by them.

Thank Greensnottyflyer
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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