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Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Oamaru
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Before I visited, I was pretty excited to see the Moeraki Boulders. However, unlike most of the mind-blowing scenery on New Zealand's South Island, I found the Moeraki Boulders kind of underwhelming. I admit, my expectations were inflated: from the photos I'd seen, I somehow imagined a more impressive setting: more boulders scattered over a broad, scenic coastline. In reality,... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A revisit here after many years shows some things retain their magic. Don't park at cafe if you want to just see the boulders- drive bit further to car park then you can enjoy the walk along the beach to the boulders for free...

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Make sure that you visit the Moeraki Boulders if you are near Oamaru. They are amazing wonders and as show just how amazing nature and our planet is. It is better to go when the tide is out and then you can get great photos of them and of course you on and by them. They are simply facsinating boulders.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went at the worst time - middle of the day, in December, tide was in -- and had a great time exploring. It's a lovely beach on which to stroll, the boulders were interesting, as was the info available about them, and the crowd was laid-back. We helped each other take and stage photos. We parked in the free... More

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Other reviewers are right that you should ensure that the tide is out when you visit and also take the right fork for free parking as the left, signposted, one takes you to the private café car park, from where you're also asked for a donation to access the beach. From the other car park though it is free and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We drove into Moeraki late afternoon, we were fortunate enough to also witness one of those sky exploding red sunsets. There are 2 entrances to the beach leading to the boulders. One entrance is the public car park (3 mins walk) and the other entrance goes through a cafe (1 mins walk). For the cafe entrance I have been told... More

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Is it the beauty of nature or some kind of works by god? Why are those ball like stones there? I want answer.

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When you visit (and you should) make sure you find out the tide schedule, The tide was in when we visited and we did get wet to get an up close look at the boulders, it was fun. The café has nice food and good coffee.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were told by locals to pop in to see the Moeraki Boulders, and there is free parking as you come off the main road (all the big signs push you towards the cafe, but if you go the opposite way, there is another car park). Short walk down the beach - beautiful spot!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Don't miss the trip down to the beach to see the Boulders. Not seen anything like this anywhere else and it's yet another fabulous New Zealand beach as well!

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