Moeraki Boulders Beach, Oamaru

4.1
While on the Otago coast don't miss the chance to visit Moeraki Boulders Beach, 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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  • We visited the beach after lunch before high tide. The giant rocks are sitting beautifully on the beach. Most of them are circle in shape and some of them are open with some reasons. There has a cafe ...  more »
  • We went in the morning around 9:00 to see the boulders, they were very interesting, there weren’t many people around, some people were climbing on them so we had to wait for them to move to get a pict...  more »
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  • Such a relaxing place to go for some down time. We love the rustic feel. Great feed at the tavern and highlight for our family was seeing the wild rabbits and relaxing in the beach inlet.
  • We stopped here on our from Oamaru to Dunedin. The tide had just gone out so we were able to get a good view of the boulders as well as take some lovely photos. If you don't eat at the cafe, they ask that you give a $2 donation to gain access to the beach area.
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