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Address: Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-439 4827
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The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.

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interesting but not exciting

A walk down steps to the beach and the a short walk along the beach to the boulders. It was interesting to see them. café and souvenir shop were average but if you are near the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mildura, Australia
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Mildura, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A walk down steps to the beach and the a short walk along the beach to the boulders. It was interesting to see them. café and souvenir shop were average but if you are near the area it would be worth calling in

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rocks are about 10 min walk from the car park. Best seen at low tides as some will otherwise be covered. Fantastic photo opportunities especially with the right weather/ sea conditions - could also lend itself well to a sunrise visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the Moeraki Boulders as they are not far off the main road south of Oamaru. Although fascinating in their development there is not a lot to see. If you are going past call in but I wouldn't make a special trip. There is a gift store and cafe there as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a nice place to stop and the boulders were interesting but not spectacular. I note my husband and I were there at lunchtime when it the water was higher up the beach it was a cloudy day. I had read that some of the boulders were two metres in width but I didn't see any that big. There were... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked down to the beach to see roundish rocks sitting there...hmmmm. Not sure what the attraction is but it's a short walk from the car park so worth a look. The best part what petting the deer through the fence by the parking lot. The alpaca are there too, but more wary than the deer.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a brief stop here and walked down the walkway/ steps to reach the beach. The tide was out so we managed to get right up to the boulders - which are very unusual as they are spherical and very smooth. The Maoris have various stories as to how they were formed but there is a scientific explanation on... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great stop here on a long drive to see the boulders. They were interesting and fun to pose on! Tide is important as some of the more interesting boulders are further out and can be in the sea at the wrong time of day. The cafe was lovely and the fish and chips was to die for!

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Northlew, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a look - especially on a bright nad sunny day. Of all the beaches ever visited, I have never seen spherical boulders like these. They are like some sort of huge dinosaur egg - especially the ones that are cracked open. Beautiful scenery all round too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice for quick stop as we drove back from Dunedin to Windwhistle. The boulders are millions of years old, making their way from the sea floor to the shores as the landscape formed when seabeds lifted. Like giant pre-historic pearls left for you to admire. Gift shop and restaurant, along with the stroll on the beach to get some photos,... More 

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Tumbarumba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know anything about these Boulders so were thrilled with the surprise of finding them. It was a bit wet and windy but we thought they were fantastic. So many theories and would make a great Doctor Who episode of them hatching some aliens....

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