Moeraki Boulders Beach, Oamaru

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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. You can plan Oamaru trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Cool Rock Balls. Great little side trip to Moeraki. The rocks are bigger than you think and were created over 4 million years ago. Great photo location on a nice day and low tide. 
    Cool Rock Balls. Great little side trip to Moeraki. The rocks are bigger than you think and were created over 4 million years ago. Great photo location on a nice day and low tide.  more »
  • Natural beauty at its finest, on a clear day with blue sky and calm ocean very worth the walk along the beach. Interesting boulders which make for wonderful photos 
    Natural beauty at its finest, on a clear day with blue sky and calm ocean very worth the walk along the beach. Interesting boulders which make for wonderful photos  more »
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  • Love this place! Donate $2 pp at the beginning of the walk by the cafe / gift shop entrance. A short 3 min walk to see the boulders. Make sure you go to see the boulders at low tide. Plenty of car park available.
  • Always a great inexpensive place to visit with friends and family. Enjoy something tasty off the menu before you walk it off with a stroll to see the boulders. You need a low tide to see the boulders and the amount of Boulders visible depends on whether the tide has covered or uncovered them. Gift shop available and you can buy food to feed the deer and alpacas.

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