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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  • October 12, 2017
    Can see the boulders from up high, have to pay to go down to the water. The cafe is very expensive and very average  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    There's something special about these boulders on the beaches. All are rounded and some broken ones seems to be round too  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    There is so far from the southern city of Dunedin route 1, car 4, 50 minutes North and on the East Coast about 1 meter in diameter large, spherical stones lying strewn. Moerakiborder called the stone at Moeraki Beach here. Feel the wonder and said that this stone is why lying on the beach or art forms in nature, but the formation reason seems to have, anyway. I can't go near a stone when the high tide, low tide when to aim.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Loved this place we were lucky to get the weather on our side when we visited! The beach is beautiful and we'll kept. It was quite busy with a little t of people to see the famous boulders. I enjoyed the fact we were unrestricted from touching or even sitting in the boulders...with a lot of people standing on them trying to get there yoga poses shot for Instagram (losers) there is a nice cafe near by that offer fresh seafood dishes. I got the best chowder I've had in a while. The price is a bit steep considering the fish is just beside them but I guess that's tourist prices for you!
  • July 17, 2017
    Solid 3.5. Food is simple but tasty. Chowder was full of fish but bit too much flower and so too thick. Coffee is ok - but on a cold day still a life saver. Service is friendly and fast. Overall a good place to stop on the way even if you not going for the boulders
  • May 23, 2017
    We had a lovely Blue Cod meal before we went down to the beach to check out the beautiful boulders. Despite the price, the fish was amazing. The boulders are beautiful. They have such unique formations on them. Almost turtle shell like on some (not the colour).
  • May 9, 2017
    A short stroll along the beach is refreshing. If u don't dine at the restaurant, u gotta pay $2 to enter the beach. The toilet at the restaurant is for customer only. Not open for public. Just dine there, go for a walk after food. The food there is nice.
  • April 7, 2017
    Lots of food from the restaurant to choose from. The prices are reasonable and the outdoor seating plentiful. It has a fireplace and the menu is clearly presented in the entrance. Great place to eat after enjoying the boulders. There is a portion of the building dedicated to information. With toilets for tourists stopping by. There is another set of toilets within the restaurant but these were locked.

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