Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru

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While on the Otago coast don't miss the chance to visit Moeraki Boulders, one of the most famous natural attractions on the whole South Island. Scattered along the beach, these enigmatic rocks weigh up to several tons and many of them have an almost perfect spherical shape. While science identifies the boulders as concretions that have formed over millions of years, there are also many less scientific and legendary theories about their origin. The pristine beach on which the boulders are located is easily accessible and the nearby parking lot saves you a long hike to admire this famous phenomenon. Discover how to plan a Oamaru trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • For $2 NZD, and the 450 meter drive from the main highway, this is a very inexpensive must see. Beautiful, long, beach, and the boulders are a very cool look into the geology of volcanic New Zealand. ...  more »
  • Defiantly worth a visit as its amazing to think how these were formed millions of years ago. Great for photos too!  more »
  • A must do on the way to Dunedin if heading south. A lot of people there but that’s how things are when there free and easily accessible, a little underwhelming  more »
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  • Ordered big breakfast, cappuccino and orange juice. Paid NZ$40. Looked high price for breakfast. But you forget everything with one of the best view from restaurant, very testy food, fast service, smile and friendly people... Go to the beach just steps away from restaurant and touch world famous Moeraki boulders... enjoy your life. World is perfect! it’s look to me restaurant opening from 9am so late. I think this kind of restaurant must be open from sunrise time
  • Food was delicious. I had the fresh catch of the day. We sat outside and even though it was a chilly day we were blocked from the wind on the deck. Beautiful view of ocean. Just watch out for gulls-they will try to steal your food. Gift shop next door had reasonable prices.
  • Advertises public toilets when turning into the road where this is situated, then when you get there there's a sign saying it's for patrons only and to drive to the next town for toilets. Then they charge you $2 to walk down their walkway to the beach when there is a free DOC path 20m away on the north side which is a nicer walk and in better condition. Didn't even bother with the restaurant, menu was a bit basic so can't comment on the quality of what they do have.
  • Awesome location but feels like a bit of a rip off, public toilets closed for cleaning, for customers only, food okay but premium pricing. Awesome view but can't see the boulders. The gift shop next door seemed better value.
  • Friendly staff. Great place for fish and chips. Kids loved feeding the Alpacas.

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