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Moeraki Boulders

| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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Amazing scenery

Brilliant time climbing and exploring the boulders. Info centre is helpful and the beach is clean... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
WendySwainson
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London, United Kingdom
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Childhood dream complete

I studied these bolder in geology in the uk and never expected to see them but they are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dougholmes1965
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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The mystical Moeraki Boulders captured at dawn.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (148 reviews)
“car park” (126 reviews)
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| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
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+64 3-439 4827
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant time climbing and exploring the boulders. Info centre is helpful and the beach is clean and beautiful. Definitely recommend

Thank WendySwainson
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I studied these bolder in geology in the uk and never expected to see them but they are unbelievable, created by wave action in our oceans, volcanic veins running through them and you get to see the crystal structure from the hot lava that created...More

Thank Dougholmes1965
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We all loved this surprise of a stop between Oamaru and Dunedin. A beautiful beach with interesting boulders - ideal for family photos, and wet feet!

Thank GeorgeHulbert
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit to the Moeraki Boulders, they are pretty cool land formations and pretty amazing, easy walk from the carpark.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been here since I was a little kid so I didn't really remember it but was worth stopping and having a wee play and taking a few photos

Thank Holly M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bunch of curiously round domes of rock.. interesting formation of you are driving along and if it is on the way. Not worth the detour. There is a small fee to enter the beach. There is a gift shop and a cafe, too. Time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moeraki Boulders has a great gift shop and restaurant and you can use the boardwalk to go down to see the boulders which sit in the sea. It was too far down for me but still had a great visit. The gift shop had an...More

Thank Vonny-Russ2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing small collection of spherical boulders over a small area of beach, some graffitied. Associated cafe - staff not friendly or otherwise. Nice seperate gift shop with friendlier staff. Some alpacas located adjacent and food to feed them is available for purchase.

Thank Karsim18
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to stop and stretch the legs. Very, very busy beach. Hard to get great photos with people walking and standing all over the boulders. Big car park, but almost only a one way road in (a little patience is required). Well worth a...More

Thank Jodez70
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen these boulders before, however decided to visit again. They are amazing, and wonder how they got there! Very volcanic area, with lots of rocks. Worth a visit for the photo opportunity

Thank ppcp19792015
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AlaskaTictac
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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Joe A
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
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vicky_fung
26 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
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