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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.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was on route so we decided to stop and take a look. Parked in DOC car park which was free. A five minute walk along a pleasant sandy beach to the boulders which whilst geologically unusual weren't as impressive as I thought there would...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful sights of the Boulders seen at low tide & clear sky's. A must see of the South Island. Clean beach. Cafe and gift shop also there.

Thank Lealani2000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to check out the boulders. $2 entry to walk down the path to the beach. Pretty interesting. Toilets are for cafe patrons only.

Thank BohemianBeauty
Reviewed 2 days ago

We're from Derby England and we're visiting friends from North island, so when they asked us to fly to South Island and tour with them for few days we jumped at the chance. One of the delights were to visit here and see the stones....More

Thank sandy2915
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for a nice beach walk to see these boulders - surprised at their shape - very interesting to see and wonder how! Location has a cafe which has great food - worth to stop even you're just eating or want nice walk on the...More

Thank Chinacol A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second visit to boulders enjoyed it more this time. Go at low tide. Walk on beach beautiful as well.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived late morning in the car park for the gift shop and café. As we arrived two tour buses were leaving which no doubt made this attraction less crowded. There is an honesty box asking for a $2 donation for upkeep fro the walkway...More

Thank michaelz789o
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting phenomena. Boulders on the beach. Easy walk from the restaurant. $2 Donation gives you axess to the beach. This is on to put on your to do list when travelling up or down the East coast of the South Island in New Zealand.

Thank HenkvanZyl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told to check these boulders out so we did on our way from Dunedin to Oamaru. I'm glad we didn't make a special trip to see them because they really are just round rocks. Maybe I'm spoilt by all the other natural beauty...More

1  Thank 99tamsinw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited three times to this beautiful place on my trip to Dunedin. Sunrise in Moeraki Boulders was the highlight visit. Beautiful place to connect with amazing NZ and of course for rare pics (:

Thank ThilinaJay
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Is there public transportation to the Boulders?
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.
Joe A
Flying from Syd..where would be my 1st stop?
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
Hi, I would like to visit this place. Do you know if there is any day tour from Dunedin that will go to this place? Thanks.
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