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

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Love the shapes

A quick stop on the way down to Dunedin. Quite a few people there as it was still school holidays. I just love the shapes of these boulders and marvel at how they have evolved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The boulders are great - well worth a look. However, do not park at the visitors centre and pay $2 to walk down their steps. Just drive down to the beach car park and walk along the beach for free. The restaurant looks lovely but the prices were steep so we went down the road to 'Lockie's Fish and Chips'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

You don't have to many sites to visit while driving a the east coast. This Amazing natural place to visit is a "must". It's very nice. To enter the beach you have to donate only 2 Nzd. The boulders are incredible. It's better to get to the place in the mornings, because the boulders are on dry surface...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A quick stop on the way down to Dunedin. Quite a few people there as it was still school holidays. I just love the shapes of these boulders and marvel at how they have evolved. Great photo stop as long as there are not too many people trying to do the same 😀. You could walk along the beach and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful little place tucked away. The boulders were just awesome to see although tide was in so got wet, be mindful of that. Gorgeous beach! Very much worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Bring a camera, bring your disbelief, and prepare to be amazed by the Moeraki Boulders. They look like huge stone soccer balls on the beach, and there is not one of them, but many. They seem to have been formed by huge outbursts from a volcano spinning in the air to form a sphere, then landing in soft mud, after... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The boulders are beautiful, big round stones on the shore. When we were there, it was very busy (lots of tourists).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Amazing site to see the boulders on the beach. Easy walk there and back, good cafe and shop with lovely photographs available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Really worth a stop, like nothing you've seen before. Good for kids and adults alike. Check tide times - needs to be 3 hours either side of low tide at least

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

These are really interesting rock formations that are highly touristed. Note that the boulders are small and there are only a few oft them. Well worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This has to be a great highlight of the drive between Dunedin and Oamaru. This place is currently maintained by the Moeraki cafe for $2 fee which we put into the donation box. This is a spectacular Geological wonder which should be maintained and looked after the Government department of conservation or Geological survey of NZ. We loved it. Its... More 

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