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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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Tooradin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to see those meteorite stone globes on the beach, and good coffee afterwards at sundown with views across the Pacific Ocean

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

So interesting to see this natural phenomenon. It is best seen at low tide to get the full experience.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Being close to the highway it is easy to stop here and check out the boulders. They are quite unique and would have liked more information available on them. Worth a visit.

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Try to arrive during low tide so you can get on the beach with them. Some look like they are patched together with golden quartz. Walk up close to them to really appreciate the numbers and sizes. Right off the highway.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

we were there in august so it was a bit chilly..the tide was coming in so we didnt get to see all of the boulders but what we did see was amazing.its like anything in life..its how you see it..if all you see is just some rocks in the water..then thats all you will see..but if you look around..notice that... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were prompted to visit the Moeraki Boulders by the excellent but quirky guide book New Zealand Frenzy which points out a number of worth visiting but 'not quite major' attractions. As other have said, check the tide times and try to arrive early or late in the day, particularly if you want to take photographs. The boulders are fascinating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you're in or around Dunedin, make the drive to the Otago Peninsula to see the Moeraki Boulders. The large boulders on the beach are unreal and the scenery with the crashing waves is ecstatic.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

These boulders are really weird so make sure you take a look when you go through the South Island. If you want to take that special photo, you should go there either at dusk or at dawn so that you get some nice colours in the background.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love those rocks just make sure you time your trip with an outgoing low tide. You can pay to use a track or drive about 3 minutes up the road to the local council car park and then walk along the beach for free. The boulders still amaze me so round and yet natural. The beach is beautiful and... More

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Here3 is a site that few people in the world will ever see. The Moeraki Boulders. These large spherical boulders range in size from small, maybe several inches, to up to 3 meters or seven feet. http://www.newzealand.com/us/feature/moeraki-boulders/ Here is a picture. We were there early in the morning, before sunrise. Matter-of-fact go to: http://www.lynettekent.com and you will see these boulders... More

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