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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (143 reviews)
“car park” (122 reviews)
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| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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+64 3-439 4827
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"low tide"
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"car park"
in 122 reviews
"walk along the beach"
in 37 reviews
"million years"
in 25 reviews
"gift shop"
in 75 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 17 reviews
"shag point"
in 13 reviews
"off the highway"
in 16 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 48 reviews
"donation box"
in 13 reviews
"broken open"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 30 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 14 reviews
"tour buses"
in 14 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 17 reviews
"quick stop"
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"eggs"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great natural attraction and so easily accessible. Nice cafes and shops nearby. Great photo opportunity.

Thank YLisette
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good spectacular nature. Worth to go. Must go sight seeing. Beautiful beach. Need to put in NZ$2 per entry as cleaning fee for the beach. Don’t miss it.

Thank princessdyll
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easy to find just look for the brown signs. Easy walk down onto the beach via a short 50m gravel path. About 10 steps down onto the sand. There are a number of boulders with some broken up on the beach. It's free although they...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Moeraki Boulders are actually pretty darn awesome. We didn't make a special trip to see them; we just stopped by while traveling from Christchurch to Dunedin. The boulders are only a small way off Route 1. We didn't expect much based on some of...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cool spot! Well worth it; only a 1km of the main road down to the gift shop and beach make sure you go at low tide as the boulders are a distance from the high tide mark.

Thank Nicjane15
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure you go at low tide, it's still possible to see some at high tide but the amount of sand that can be walked on is much smaller and when it's busy that can make it rather crowded, especially with all the selfie taking...More

Thank nicepiggy02
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, I travelled a long way from home to view these, from Scotland in fact. I visited with my sisters who live in NZ, and we thought we HAD to do the rock shot, when a wave caught me out, and i got soaked to...More

Thank Fi111_13
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

How many tourists can look at these large round boulders at the same time? Well at high tide not many even they they will still try to out run waves. Tip - visit at low tide We arrived on a Friday afternoon to a crowd...More

Thank GMTK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found them hard to find but when we got there is was a great break to our journey. Luckily it was low tide so we could easily walk along the beach. Strange that they are so round. Worth stopping if you are driving this...More

Thank paulwithcheryl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely sandy beach. Boulders were pretty but I expected them to be bigger and there to be more of them. Lots of tourists around so difficult to get a photo without a stranger in the background. Cafe is expensive but staff were really friendly. Saw...More

1  Thank Jacqui J
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AlaskaTictac
May 31, 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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Joe A
October 6, 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
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vicky_fung
February 26, 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
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