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Moeraki Boulders

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

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A trip to the boulders is well worth it if you are travelling through the area. We called in mid morning so it was pretty crowded with tourist buses. Would suggest early in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A trip to the boulders is well worth it if you are travelling through the area. We called in mid morning so it was pretty crowded with tourist buses. Would suggest early in the morning or later in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Take a short walk along the beach to see these boulders - they are amazing! I loved the way the fault lines in them showed different colours. I could imagine seeing one crack open! Apparently you can see them emerging from the cliff face but I only read this after being there. Well worth the 5 minutes off the highway.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The rocks were interesting to see but the gift shop and cafe weren't great and I'd of liked to see a bit more information about the boulders etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Moeraki Boulders themselves were interesting, although I was a little disappointed with how few of them there were. The signage to the boulders is a little confusing as there is a cafe there - when you turn off the main road, you have a choice of going left, right, or straight ahead. If you go to the left, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Boulders are a must see if you are near Oamuru or Dunedin. You reach them off SH1 and it's a very short drive to the tourist centre with its cafe, shop, car park and toilets. Steps and a pebbly path lead down to the beach itself. We were there at nearly high tide so the Boulders were perhaps less... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Moeraki Boulders are quite unusual and certainly worth a walk up the beach on a nice day. There is a scenic lookout very near with plenty of parking, and it is not much more than a five minute walk across the beach to see the boulders. The always present tourist trap souvenir shop that charges you to use their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The boulders themselves are very interesting to see and they only cost a few bucks. The attraction is easy to find and I really liked the cafe. I had their chowder and it was fresh and delicious. The staff was pretty friendly too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

These boulders are fascinating and well worth a visit. It is hard to believe that they have occurred naturally. We have some great photos - including one which my husband took of me which makes it look as if the boulder hatched me!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I never thought I would be so excited to see some rocks, but I was. They look amazing and I couldn't take enough photos. Definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Arrived at Moeraki on a beautiful sunny afternoon and the tide was out so was great to be able to see all these boulders along the beach line. Great photo opportunities and a lovely beach. Well worth viewing. check low tide times so you can have the best viewing.

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