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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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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Moeraki Boulders are pretty amazing, it's nice to spend some time walking up and down the beach looking at the formations. The day we went was extremely foggy which kind of added to the ambience of the spot. There's technically no fee to visit but the cafe that owns the stairs down to the beach asks for a $2... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very unusual seeing these perfectly round boulders on the beach at Moeraki, I am still trying to figure out how they were formed so perfectly, & the ones that were broken were so pretty in the centre, we went at low tide, so had a perfect view & took some amazing photos, had no trouble getting good photos as only... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you go at high tide you will get muddy if you attempt to get out to the few boulders not covered by water. That being said, for the price of a couple dollars, it is a nice enough experience. I've attached a picture of the beach and boulders at high tide, please feel free to compare it to the... More

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