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Moeraki Boulders

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Address: Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.

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Nice stop on the way

We stopped at the moeraki rocks expecting very little and enjoyed it. After a short beach walk you come upon these unique rocks that are in retesting and can allow for special... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tel Aviv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the moeraki rocks expecting very little and enjoyed it. After a short beach walk you come upon these unique rocks that are in retesting and can allow for special photographs to be taken. Allow about 25 minutes or more depending on how many pictures you take.

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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our last full day in New Zealand we decided to drive north from Dunedin about one hour to see these rocks. You can walk down to the beach from the restaurant....they ask for a $2 donation since they own the walkway....and walk about a hundred yards down the beach and there they are. The tide was up so we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Suggested $2 donation for upkeep of path at entrance but nil enforcement on that. Beach is likely more appealing than boulders. Do not expect large monumental rocks, they are about the size of dining tables. There's a gift shop, cafe and restaurant there that provides creature comforts.

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Thank fikfauz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From friends I heard it is a somewhat disappointing stop, but we found it an absolute must. So nice to make some fun pictures with these boulders.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a unique opportunity to see geological anomaly. The boulders are just at the bottom of mudstone cliff lying in the upper shore beach, but what makes it different is the sheer size and number. Also some are broken so you can see inside . The visit is not long, and there is a good restaurant at the car... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

These boulders are really weird. Made up of limestone and granite I think and eventually break up with the waves. Well worth a visit and it is free. Ignore the request for 2$ it is a con.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The beach is very crowded during the day with hordes of cellphone waving selfie fanatics jumping on and off the stones. Visit before Dawn for a more serene experience. If photographs are your main interest the the sunrise is best captured with a high tide which is on the ebb for around 2 hours before sunrise. The best light is... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access to beach. Ample parking. $2 donation. Best seen at low tide. Lots of people on the beach taking pictures of the boulders so be patient. :)

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

These are definitely something you need to see, They are an unusual rock formation that is very rare.caused by erosion (into perfect spheres) and occur in some Maori stories.

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Thank SteveS1970
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such unusual site. Its very fascinating! If you love the weird and wonderful things of nature, it's definitely something to see!

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