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Moeraki Boulders

Address: Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Oamaru
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Need to go at low tide to see all the boulders properly. We had a meal at Fluer's Place a stunning restaurant that is not on this site. Fresh fish every day fabulous meals. Need to book as it is so popular.

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Carlsbad, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
61 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is a low to mid tide attraction. For those who love geological novelties, this is a do not miss. You won't be alone, but it's worth sharing.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. There are not many of these boulders, I expected a few more, but they are fascinating. They are a free natural attraction but beware, if you access them from the cafe/shop area you are asked to pay $2 for using their Boardwalk. It is a little bit closer to the boulders but there is a free... More 

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the place at the end of Dec 2014. The scenery is stunning. Our three grown-up kids really enjoyed the rocks. Near the rocks is a nice and shady walk back up to the car park.

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Fareham
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13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped off to see the Boulders en-route to Oamaru and we were fascinated by them, well worth stopping to see them and we were very pleased that we did. There is Parking there and I think we just put a dollar each in a box which was voluntary. We didn't go into the little gift shop so I don't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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196 reviews 196 reviews
25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

An hours drive north of Dunedin is a much visited geological site known as the Moeraki Boulders. Such rock formations can be seen in many places across New Zealand, but the ones at Moeraki are probably the most visited and photographed. About 50 of these 2-3 metre-wide concretions are strewn along the beach, and if you’re lucky, you may spot... More 

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Weird and wonderful. What are they? How did they get here? Charge by restuarant to walk thru -we ignored it -cheeky boogers!!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most amazing things we saw in New Zealand but don't pay for official car park when you can park down road for free and walk along the beach.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

These marvellous giant marbles are really worth checking out. The round rocks vary in size from about 50cm in diameter to 2m in diameter. It's really quite awesome. The kids really enjoyed climbing on the boulders and taking photos with them. If you can, time your visit with low tide as more of the boulders will be accessible.

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It was not really the coolest place we've been, but it doesn't take long to go and have a quick look at some strange rocks and take some fun pictures. Be sure to test out the water around the boulders, some have quicksand underneath, you'll fall as far as halfway to your knees! (With water reaching your knee) It is... More 

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