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Moeraki Boulders

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

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So cool to these amazing natural landforms being appreciated by tourists and locals alike. Great place to go on a sunny day! Lovely gift shop and resturant, although is a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So cool to these amazing natural landforms being appreciated by tourists and locals alike. Great place to go on a sunny day! Lovely gift shop and resturant, although is a bit expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed taking our children to see the famous Moeraki Boulders. Incredible history behind these huge features on the beach.

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Ulverstone, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A good little spot to call into. The boulders are good to see and a good photo opportunity. Probably best in low tide.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

stopped off on way home, went into the village and then to the boulders. on a nice day you could stay down the beach for ages - a lovely attraction and a must see if passing.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The alien-looking boulders in Moeraki beach are a very unique phenomenon. There are a couple of dozens of boulders scattered along the beach (a 5 minute walk from the parking lot), and you should note not to visit during high tide, as most of them would be underwater. While the boulders themselves provide a good photo-op, there's very little else... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Cool place to visit ! Very nice and quiet, and if you're travelling by RV or campevan. You can try to book the campsite around this place..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As a Maori New Zealander whose tribe hails from Moeraki I may be slightly biased in saying it's a must see destination. The boulders defy belief and provide a unique photo opportunity. The cafe and gift shop on sight are also a treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a really good afternoon lining photos to get the perfect humorous effects with a bunch of friends. take a camera and these pics will definitely make it to the fridge/ cork board and stay for years.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's pretty awesome to walk along the beach and see these perfect giant spheres. They're basically (or are) giant geodes, some have broken open, and one I crawled in. The steps down were slippery, my bf unfortunately slipped pretty badly down. It had been pouring rain though that day, so the boulders too were very slippery. But if you're traveling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'm a rock nut, and once I learned that these formations are only in a handful of places in New Zealand and America, I knew I had to see them. Definitely go at low tide, as they are more accessible and you will have more room to explore around them. We went in the early morning at low tide. The... More 

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Address: Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru

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