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Review of Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Oamaru
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Owner description: The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I walked up the beach from the car park to the Moeraki Boulders. I was actually surprised to see that its only a small part of the beach where they sit. Incredible geology and good photo opportunities. It is best to go at low tide so you can see the maximum number of boulders.

Thank Brizzexplorer
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The boulders on the beach are well worth the easy climb down some stairs to view. There was a donation box at the top of the stairs but it was optional to pop a coin in there. Most people seemed to donate afterwards, as it was an enjoyable experience. You may want to check the tide times if you really want to get close and take photos from all angles. (We got lucky without checking!) The beach is uneven and not the sand you may expect - not exactly sure but it was like volcanic dark sand. Some people took advantage and washed their shoes and feet with the hose at the top. We kept our normal shoes/boots on and had no problems.

Thank 11Cab11
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We drove down to the car park and walked up the beach to the Moeraki Boulders. It is best to go at low tide so you can see the maximum number of boulders but we still managed to have a great time at half tide.
Awesome geology, great photo opportunities and certainly well worth the visit.

Thank 993anitat
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I was expecting a bigger area filled with the round rocks. It was still nice though. We rushed over and rushed back to the cafe because we didn’t want to get caught in the riding tide.
The boulders were round and very different from any rocks that we seen in other countries.

Thank GinaSeh
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

These were very disappointing, not sure how it’s a tourist attraction although we did get there too early and cafe closed, however, they were not as you see them in photos,maybe we were in the wrong place

Thank EmmaS6856
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