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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 good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (122 reviews)
“car park” (111 reviews)
“round rocks” (35 reviews)
| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped off here on our way to Dunedin and actually hiked up from the town side to the boulders, along the beach. It is 1.7 kms each way and obviously it has to be low tide to be able to do this. The rocks are...More

Thank Di M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stayed 3 nights in Dunedin and I went to the Moeraki Boulders for three consecutive days - two for sunrise and the 3rd time at noon time when I was on the way to Christchurch leaving Dunedin. If you love to take photos, the...More

Thank Joann H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We feel that this is an excellent stop off if travelling between Oamaru and Dunedin. The boulders are fascinating, and they are on a scenic beach to add to the surrealism. So many questions without answer, a naturally beautiful phenomenon... visit, take silly photos. We...More

1  Thank Grembo
Reviewed 1 week ago

a great place to stop stretch the legs while your travelling down to Dunedin. these boulders are perfectly spherical it was so fascinating. not as many on the beach as i thought but still really cool to see. there is a slight walk down to...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just at about 20Kms drive from Dunedin, located on a beach between Oamaru and Dunedin, were Moeraki Boulders- perfect round spheres made by the action of waves, honestly look like fossilized dragon's eggs. They are absolutely stunning. Though it read 2NZD entry fees, it was...More

Thank Neha B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's definitely a good place to take a break when you're passing there. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit it though. Don't park at the more touristic place, as you'll need to pay 2 dollars/person there to use 'the facilities' (=...More

Thank Quentin_Fajke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learnt about these rocks in sixth form, sooooo long ago. These are / were spherical . Because they are in the tide mark on the beach, sea water has corroded some of the "outer skin", leaving an " peeled /peeling orange effected" look.( are actually...More

Thank pieata
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would never believe that it was possible, but seeing is believing. Absolutely fascinating to see these perfectly dome shaped rocks on the beach. Could even see the segmental construction. Has to be a wonder of the world.

Thank rockyj837
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were lots of cars and buses in the carpark when we arrived. A good sign. After a short walk down some fairly steep steps we reached the beach. Luckily the tide was out which is important. A short walk across solid sand and we...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no easy way to view these rocks. There is parking and access beyond where the boulders are. One charged $2 to use their stairs to get to the beach. The other end had free parking but you cannot see the boulders from either...More

Thank fourbeesplus3
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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