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Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Oamaru
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Round like a rock? These have a pre-historic feel... you have to wonder how many conspiracy stories have been whispered about these rocks and their potential links to extra-terrestrial activity. Conspiracies aside... It's one of those places that you must stop to see if you are in the area. At Moeraki, huge spherical boulders are scattered along the beach. Others... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

how are these made? like soccer balls buried half way. it would have even been more impressive if the weather had been good., very touristy. very short walk from gift shop.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Despite having lived in Otago for six years, I'd never visited the Moeraki Boulders. This was a trip to tick off a few things and they were on the list. I was not disappointed, but then I am interested in things geological so boulders like this are going to intrigue me. I'm glad I made the effort. Park in the... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Moeraki boulders was a last minute decision for us, but glad we visited. We stopped in at the cafe, used the $2 walkway. Weather was nasty cold so the fire inside cafe was welcome. Facilities were clean, gift shop nice. We absolutely froze on the beach but for us the boulders were worth it. Never seen anything like this, some... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Moeraki boulders sure look special, but this is not something that will keep you occupied or interested for more than fifteen minutes.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went to the Moeraki Boulders as it's considered a tourist must-see. I could take it or leave it. It's cool to see the round rocks, but they were just round rocks. There are 2 parking lots; the well signed one actually belongs to the cafe which asks for a $2 donation to use their walkway. The public one is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visited this point of interest. Cool backstory but the actual boulders are just that .... huge rocks on a beach. Just be aware if you're driving all the way just to see this. However if you do plan to do so, include a meal at the famous Fleur's Place restaurant nearby. Amazing fresh seafood dishes. Now that's worth the drive!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

defiantly worth a stop otw to Dunedin, they are very unusual and beautiful free attraction, worth a 30 mins stop for a coffee and walk to the boulders on the beach - good cafe / toilets / gift shop just off car-park - recommend

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Waimate, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

,,,well I guess there's some erosion has occurred. Seriously though, an intriguing geological oddity and well worth stopping by if even just for 10 minutes to have a gander. You don't have to go to the cafe or anything there is another carpark with information boards on local flora and fauna, just straight ahead as you come off the highway,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good access, car park, cafe/restaurant, souvenir shop and WCs. The boulders are truly impressive. They are not volcanic and no-one is 100% certain how they are formed. Many more exist under the dunes. Walk down the steps by the cafe to the boulders and then return up the path behind the boulders for the best views and round trip. Allow... More 

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