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

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Rare type of geological happening

Turn off the main highway and run down to a parking area fronted by some cafés and touristy type shops on the other side of which is a long sandy beach. I bought a woolly hat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Sorry, I don't get the hype. There're some half-round stones laying at the beach, just stones. What's so special about it?

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Turn off the main highway and run down to a parking area fronted by some cafés and touristy type shops on the other side of which is a long sandy beach. I bought a woolly hat here, I had been so cold on Otago point the previous night. We had a lovely walk here on the beach the tide being... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We diverted a little off the highway travelling from Dunedin to Christchurch to visit this attraction and so glad that we did. They are visually stunning, and I would imagine if you timed it right on sunset, would make for some great photography. A short walk down to the beach and they greet you, spherical rocks near the shores edge.... More 

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Maffra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth the stop if passing by. Closest access is from the Moeraki boulders cafe but there is an expected $2 donation. You do need to use steps to descend down to the boulders. Alternatively, it is a short free stroll from the beach. At the time we visited the sand on the beach was firm enough to take a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I almost skipped this attraction as I was hungry and tired. It was certainly worth taking the time. Free entry down to the beach to see the boulders which are massive. There was also a cafe which I didn't visit and a very good souvenir shop. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very pleasant cafe and shop on site which I perused whilst my companions explored the boulders which they thoroughly enjoyed doing.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

These incredible formations sit peacefully and idle as the waves roll over them. A masterpiece of individual beauty - so worth seeing and photographing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Arrived just around low tide so saw the boulders at their best. Shame about the others milling around. Pleasant beach walk from the DOC car park. There is also a cafe with steps down and a gift shop. A highlight of the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

In guidebooks the boulders look huge. When I saw them in real life it was disappointing how small they are! If it is on your way you can stop here, enjoy the beach and get a coffee, but a trip on itself is not worth it.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The boulders are approximately 30kms south of Oamaru. They are a collection of large round boulders on the beach. They reminded me of giant grey marbles. They originally formed around 60 million years ago. They are about 2 metres in diameter and are estimated to have taken around 5 million years to grow while 10 to 50 metres of marine... More 

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