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Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Oamaru
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

If you are traveling along the coast and you are passing by then do stop and see the boulders. They are an interesting natural feature but, you will have to pay $2 NZ to see them.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We drove to the boulders from Oamaru, and were not disappointed. I would recommend driving to the DOC parking, and going to see the boulders at low tide. From a distance, it looked like there weren't very many boulders, but once you get closer, you appreciate how impressive they really are. It's worth sticking around if a tourbus full of... More

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Petone, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

From the parking lot of the gift shop and restaurant, a beautiful view of the ocean and the boulders. We saw dusky dolphins swimming in the surf chasing bait fish. The boulders are an amazing oddity , not something a lot of people get to see in the world. Definitely worth a visit, and some amazing photographs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is one of my greatest memories from our trip to NZ. You park at a parking lot or go to a cafe and take stairs down--but you end up on a beach and there they are! You can see the many rocks from a distance, and when you get close, you can see how each boulder is so perfect!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I stopped at the Moeraki boulders on my way to Oamaru from Dunedin as I had heard they were interesting. I was not disappointed. I came at low tide (as anyone who does the slightest amount of research will see this is the best/only way to see the boulders!) And was very impressed! They really are interesting and make for... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Without sounding??? Round rocks in the sea, yes it is unusual and not to be found anywhere else, but don't plan on spending hours here. You have two options park at the DOC car park and walk ten minutes down the beach and it is free or drive round the coast for 2 minutes and walk down some steps via... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great beach with beautifully rounded rocks spree across . It's quite beautiful to see these perfectly rounded rocks on the beach as if someone has taken a great care create them.. It's just a few minutes off the highway and definitely worth spending the effort and is a must do for nature an beach lovers. Wear warm clothes as it... More

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gold coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Short drive off the highway, great place to stretch the legs & get some great pics on the boulders. Check the tide though. Cafe/ restaurant for a cuppa or bite to eat

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Apparently, the unusually large, mostly spherical Moeraki Boulders - which lie along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on New Zealand's Otago coast - are grey-colored septarian concretions that were left behind when coastal forces eroded the mudstone cliffs that rise from the beach. I prefer to think of them as petrified alien eggs. I'm pretty sure the kids clambering over... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After reading some reviews and finding it as a must-see in our guide book, I must admit I was a bit disappointed. Yes, there are head-high, almost perfectly round rocks lying on this beach, which is pretty cool if you think about how nature did that. However, you just take some pictures and that's it basically. There are also a... More

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