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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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Montréal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Its definitely a curiosity. Close to highway 1 and right on the bach, its worth stopping to see the sheer size of those boulders. The site is easily accessible and makes for a nice walk on the beach when entering from the free park. Its definitely a great way to take a few minutes off a long drive and enjoy... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The boulders can only been seen at low tide so check before you go. We spent about 20mins at the boulders which are interesting enough, but that's all you need time wise. They are just off highway 1 and access is through private property for which a small donation is needed to walk down to the beach. The gift shop... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The boulders are Truly amazing, a must if your passing through the area, I expected more boulders however the ones there were awesome!

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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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The contours,colours of quarts, created and formed by the sea into huge round boulders. Your eyes follow the boulders as they flow in a line of beauty.

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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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