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Moeraki Boulders

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Address: Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.

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It was a very wet day when we visited. Parked at beach access and it's about 10 min walk down the beach to the boulders. Make sure you check tide times as you need to visit low... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
julie4240
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very wet day when we visited. Parked at beach access and it's about 10 min walk down the beach to the boulders. Make sure you check tide times as you need to visit low tide to get full effect of the boulders.Spectacular sight some have split open .some are growing upwards through the sand like small marbles.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what an amazing place! A must do in the south island! Make sure you take a jacket! It can be cold!

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is fun to stop at this point when you are travelling along the eastern coast. You can access them from the beach, don't do via the cafe because they will charge you for accessible to the beach. There is a car park at the beach on walking distance, just don't go left towards the cafe, but straight ahead. It... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a free car park nearby. Access to the beach (from the cafe car park) while free does have a box for donations. The rocks themselves are, well, rocks. Big and round and how they came formed are of interest to some. The tide does need to be not high tide to see most of them. An interesting, different,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Drive from Mt. Cook to Dunedin, we stopped at Moeraki Boulder. It is great place to take photos on the beach with large rocks. Excellent cafe, easy to park.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the boulders are a great photo op, there are so many people and it is so over publicized I would not go out of my way to visit these boulders. If you're in the area, you could stop by for a quick visit. They do make for nice pictures.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to watch carefully for the turn off. Take a short walk to the beach and there are these 1.5 to2 metre diameter round rocks. Science fiction you can stand on, walk around. Despite having ertiary geomorphology quals I have never seen their like and cant explain their formation. Unique.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Straight out of Doctor Who. Several dozen large six foot diameter spherical rocks in a cluster on the beach. One or two have broken open and whatever was in them has hatched and disappeared! The rocks seem to have a hypnotic power causing tourists to take more and more selfie pictures in more and more ridiculous oriental poses. Part one... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice place to visit but it does get busy with tourists some of which tend to think the rocks are theirs to forever take photos on. There is a cafe and a shop here to and a free car park. There are some steps to walk down to the beach.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

no idea how these were created but have never seen such interesting rock formations. read the web pages, but i believe you'll never see another attraction like this one.

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