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Review of Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders
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$247.96*
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Ranked #6 of 36 things to do in Oamaru
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Owner description: The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
Reviewed November 29, 2012

These boulder are pretty cool. I didn't know what they were when we were there and wished i knew so here...just for you...my short explanation from research i did when I got home. So you know what you'll be looking at ;)
They are a collection of about 50 round concretions scattered along Koekohe Beach. They are among the world's largest concretions at a whopping 7 tons and 8 feet in diameter. These lumps of sediment took 4 million years to grow and are bound together by a mineral cement. They started forming in a mud stone about 60 million years ago and were later lifted out of the sea and became part of the cliff line. Centuries of coastline erosion released them from the cliffs and they rolled down to the beach.
They are pretty cool to see and enjoy for a short while, would stop by if you're in the area or driving by.

Thank Stephdb
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

It is worth visiting these interesting rocks. You can take many creative photos shots with the boulders. Moeraki is not far from Oamaru. When in Oamaru, try Annies Tea Room on Itchen Road.

Thank bencon
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you are going so close you really have to go down to see these! We gave the donation they asked for but it would have been easy to pass the box by if money is that short. You won't see such formations in many other places, I guess.

Thank Jane H
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

If you are a fan of natural formations, this is worth a trip. As others say, you don't have to pay the two dollars to go down, just take a different trail. I saw the boulders at low tide, and it provided some nice photos. I would like to go back some day at high tide to see it that way. The cafe is a little overpriced, but the gift shop is nice. Worth a stop if you are traveling.

Thank stauf82
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We first drove straight down to the beach parking. Too far away from the boulders. Follow the big commercial sign to the left! That is the closest access to the boulders and there is a nice cafe and gift shop, but you don't need to shop. No charge for this site. There was an Alpaca too!

We arrived at 830am, only 3 other people, so it was so peaceful next to these very interesting natural beauties. These rocks looked man-made! it was amazing!

If you are driving towards Christchurch afterwards, stop at the cafe just on the left off the highway 1 about 5 mins up the hill. It's really charming!

Thank LaoBlue
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