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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 good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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| Moeraki Village, Oamaru, New Zealand
+64 3-439 4827
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They are a bunch of rocks that are rounded sticking out of the water. Could be due to the lapping of ocean waves over time, or could be from the glacier era dumping them at the location. What is important, I think, is being outdoors...More

Thank WhyAmIStillworking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay here's a tough one. Is it a must see? Well If you answer yes to the following it will answer this question. Do you love round rocks? Do you like walking on the sand? Do you want to wear the kids out by walking...More

Thank Allen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As seen in my photo, the boulders were really just decent.. gave it 3 stars because it was natures work... if it’s man made, 0 stars.

Thank Yao Min W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can see the boulders from up high, have to pay to go down to the water. The cafe is very expensive and very average

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's something special about these boulders on the beaches. All are rounded and some broken ones seems to be round too

Thank tenghiankoay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moeraki was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed my time wandering the beach and spending time with the boulders. It was truly magical!!!! A must see to all who travel through this area.

Thank Jeanne N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to the Moeraki Boulders twice now. They're kinda something that you only really need to see once. They are quite unique though and are great to photograph. Stopped in at the cafe before hand (review of cafe to follow) and had a hot...More

Thank britten_crazy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the Moeraki boulders ! We did manage to time our visit with the tides so we had maximum time to play and explore. The cafe at to top is quaint and a nice place to stop and enjoy view after...More

Thank Marjorie N
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

New Zealand has the world's best Rugby team, but also the world's most underwhelming boulders. Don't go, they are rubbish. By all means go to New Zealand, just skip these.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 17 September 2017

With its origins in an important Maori legend, the Moeraki Boulders are situated on Koekohe Beach, The Maori legend says the boulders are associated with the Arai-te-uru, one of the large sailing canoes that sailed from northetn Tahiti. While seeking the precious greenstone, the waka...More

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30 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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5 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