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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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Impressive formation

The Boulders were worth taking the time out to visit. The cafe there looked interesting, but having just had lunch we didn't call in. There is a charge if you use the path and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended visiting the Moeraki Boulders and we thought what a strange thing to do but actually it was so worth it ,we were really glad we didn't miss this bizarre phenomenon. There is a lovely cafe at the rear of the car park and also a nice gift shop where you can find geological explanations for formation of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Moeraki Boulders are located nearby the town of Hampden. I have never such large boulders scattered on a beach. There are so many of them, it’s quite unusual. Some have been coroded by the tides, others are still in perfect shape. No one can move these as each one of them weigh several tons and are up to 2... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Boulders were worth taking the time out to visit. The cafe there looked interesting, but having just had lunch we didn't call in. There is a charge if you use the path and steps to the boulders next to the cafe, but it is quicker than the public access from carpark and further down the beach. My only gripe... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

No need to pay to get on the beach, just follow the signs to the beach car park, and walk along the beach, soaking up the atmosphere ( c 15 mins) To see these geological curiosities, formed on the sea floor, millions of years ago, is quite an experience. We were lucky there were few tourists there - I imagine... More 

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Taranaki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Only just off the main road, there is no excuse to take 20 minutes out to visit. Very cool little quirks of nature.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is 40km~ from Oamaru towards to Dunedin. Don't miss the signboard on your left. Turn left then turn left again drive to the end and arrive at the restaurant. You can put a small money at the box before you take the stairs down to the beach. Actually, nobody bother you put money or not, but just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice place to stop on your roadtrip. Great beach for a walk and to see the amazing boulders lying all over. Never seen anything like it.

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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ok, someone say's to you we are going to stop and see some boulders. Really? Why? Shouldn't make snap judgments, right? I do like walking on beaches when they are crowded so you can enjoy them and it a beautiful day. There are 2 ways to get tot he boulders, 1 is a 15-20 minute walk (depending on how fast... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Where did these beautiful perfectly round boulders come from? So many theories - all for you to imagine when you visit them on the sand... check them out - a most unique feature of nature. Easy to reach, fabulous beach with world famous restaurant, Fluers, nearby.

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

An amazing experience to see these huge boulders on this beautiful beach. Lovely cafe and tourist shop by the beach too.

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