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Moeraki Boulders

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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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Lots of fun to walk along the beach to view and take photos with and on the boulders. There is a gift shop and cafe on site.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun to walk along the beach to view and take photos with and on the boulders. There is a gift shop and cafe on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Boulders. Wide sand beach. A great stop for taking a photo. If you park your car at DOC parking lot, you have to walk 5 mins northbound to see boulders.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stop off if you are passing by, just a short walk from a car park. Crazy round boulders make for cool photos. Wouldn't go out of my way to see them though.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stop and have a look, well worth having a look at these natural pieces of "rock". Nice walk along the beach (make sure the tide is out) to the boulders. You can stop on the Moeraki cafe and gift shop and go down onto the beach from there for a couple of gold coins. Brilliant place for photos in or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very interesting geological feature to see and a nice clean beach to walk along as well, two for the price of one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This comes up fast on the highway, but worth the stop. I have never seen anything like this. Worth having a look if you need a break from the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Put this on your 'must see' list - an other-worldly experience of natural phenomena in a pristine setting. The boulders can be accessed via the Moeraki Cafe site (small donation to get down to the beach on a well maintained path), or you can walk along the beach from the village end at low tide. Brilliant in all seasons. Learn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stopped here on the way down to Dunedin from Christchurch to break the journey. It was a lovely sunny day and the boulders were so pretty against the stunning scenery. It is a definite must-see stop if you are passing just to see the unique shapes. One even looked like something had hatched from it! We thinking dragons!! The gift... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very touristy place and just a couple of large rocks scattered around. Could do a quick stop from the nearby Shag Point (lots of seals!).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I went with a very good friend and although it was summer it wasn't hot. We enjoyed the walk along the beach and seeing these huge boulders. It isn't safe for swimming there so only just paddled

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