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Moeraki Boulders

| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here in May, so it was freezing cold! The benefit to this was that there were very few people on the beach. There are lots of boulders to look at, and it is interesting to see the broken ones. Major downside is no...More

Thank catiepie1011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to have a look at the boulders and yes they were interesting round rocks, not sure if it was just us but we were fairly underwhelmed by them.

Thank Greensnottyflyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went early in the morning before the crowds arrived - that was the right decision. Even in the rain people began arriving as we were leaving and taking clear photos would have harder. The place feels otherworldly with all the boulders on the beach -...More

Thank GoWaves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk to a memorable rock formation We ate at moeraki cafe - they ask you to pay to access beach

Thank MadsenCo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the chance, please take half an hour to go and see these boulders. They're absolutely amazing. They honestly look like fossilized dragon's eggs, or something created by the props department on 'Game of Thrones'. Admission is not formally managed, but a sign...More

Thank Sielah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time we had seen this natural wonder. Beach is easy to get down too and the boulders are partially made of quarts and in a varying aray of decomposition. Very interesting to see the stone structure.

Thank Ross S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is truly a sight to behold, with history in every boulder. Be sure to read about the origins of the boulders before arriving so you'd get to appreciate them better. Also, if you parked at Boulder's beach access road, be sure to come...More

Thank Carlo L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing too spectacular but worth the walk easy to find and only a short stroll along the beach. Next stop Oamaru

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were afraid we would miss the opportunity to see these but fate was on our side. I wasn't too sure what to expect but found the boulders interesting, looking closely to see how they were formed. Ideas of dinosaur and dragon eggs, the shape...More

Thank Shayne P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

These are amazing. It is amazing how many there are and you can walk around them, sit on them, admire them. It is a must to visit when in Moeraki.

Thank Michelle B
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31 May 2017|
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Response from i_got_travel_fever | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the buses, but if you can rent a car for the day, that's definitely a good option for this attraction: easy drive, coastal views, be at your own pace.
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6 October 2016|
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Response from sandra k | Reviewed this property |
Depending where you are landing and how much time you have. Christchurch is a must see & do, so is Auckland. Each island has so much to experience. If i lived closer i would go back and just concentrate on 1 island at a... More
25 February 2015|
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Response from John V | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is - there is a 3 to 4 hour tour - check out awesometours website in New Zealand and look at tours, then day-tours. Had to put it like this because Tripadvisor will not allow HTML or website links in answers. Hope... More