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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (131 reviews)
“car park” (119 reviews)
“round rocks” (36 reviews)
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| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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"low tide"
in 131 reviews
"car park"
in 119 reviews
"round rocks"
in 36 reviews
"walk along the beach"
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"million years"
in 23 reviews
"gift shop"
in 71 reviews
"off the highway"
in 16 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 15 reviews
"donation box"
in 13 reviews
"broken open"
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"well worth the stop"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 29 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 14 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 17 reviews
"quick stop"
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"great stop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The formations are beautiful and worth the visit. We please make the $2 donation to use the walkway. And just wish people were more courteous and understanding that we all want pics and to not overstay your welcome on the Rocks.

Thank Spinner915
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These are large grey spherical boulders on an expansive sandy beach off Route 1 north of Dunedin about 48 KM. It is worth a half an hour to stop and get out to see them. The beach is lovely. There is a cafe and gift...More

Thank LibbyH1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour bus stopped here for about 30 minutes so we could see these unusual huge round rocks on the beach. They're more impressive in person than you'd think. They're released from the beachfront hills by erosion and stand in groups along the beach. It...More

Thank Kleetampa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the must have shots. Plan your visit for sunrise or sunset and tides times to get the best image. If you park at the cafe you will have to pay to gain entry onto the beach. There is a free car...More

Thank WadkinMBE
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I stopped off in the area whilst touring New Zealand and enjoyed the visit. It really is amazing to think how these wonders were formed millions of years ago. Interesting.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited in January 2018. It's a lovely tourist attraction. But worth visiting if your in the area

Thank keith1971
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a very touristy location. However budding geologist or not the boulders are pretty impressive to see. Only found in a few locations, how could you miss out seeing them? Don’t forget to look at the shoreline as well as the ones in the water.

Thank raaar_raaar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a day trip from Dunedin to Oamaru and planned to quickly pop in here. Saw the cafe and ended up having breakfast here, glad we did. The chick that was serving us was friendly and fun. Made us feel really welcome so...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are natural, and formed in the hills, only becoming exposed as the coast gradually eroded. That said, they mostly resemble: dragon/dinosaur eggs/marbles/alien pods/think of your own. Don't bother paying at the cafe, go directly to the carpark, walk 150m and save yourself $2. (The...More

Thank IanGBradford
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth visiting these strange boulders but make sure the tide is out! We stayed nearly an hour. Parking. Few steps down to the beach but not difficult.

Thank Emily M
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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
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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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