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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  • I had planned to do our 1st stopover at Moeraki Boulder on our day 3 trip. I told my girls that I had prepared a geography lesson for them. Thinking what so excited about this place and had to do some...  more »
  • During our road trip we saw a sign for these and decided to stop. They are impressive boulders and definitely worth a stop. You can spend as much time as you like there as there is the whole beach and...  more »
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  • If you are into geographical forms these are well worth a visit. Nice cafe and gift shop too. Good selection of ice cream. The doc track is out of use so the private path down to the boulders will either cost you $2 or you need to purchase something from the cafe or gift shop.
  • Pretty awesome place to go if you have some time. You need to make sure the tide is out when you arrive because they will be underwater otherwise. It's cool to see the rocks complete and perfectly round, broken apart creating bowls, and half buried looking like turtles back's popping up.
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