Moeraki Boulders
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Daphne A
Whangarei, New Zealand3 contributions
Nov 2022
we did the tour of the South Island November 22; weather was wet n cold. we drove from Moerewa in northland. all the way down the north island and down the East coast and up the Westcoast, then across to picton and home. 6 weeks holiday in paradise. check our own country out first. never been overseas.
Written 1 June 2023
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JPY
London, UK572 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
These boulders are incredible, such a wonderful work of nature. Best seen at low tide otherwise they are partially hidden by the waves - but if this is the only time you can see them still go.

There are two car parks, one straight ahead as you turn off the road, and is a few minutes walk up the beach to the boulders, or one to the left by a cafe that's right by the boulders via steps/walkway down.
Written 30 April 2023
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traveladdict3500
Hasselt, Belgium777 contributions
Feb 2023
There is a convenient parking ground near the beach where the boulders are. You need to make sure to see the boulders at low tide. The boulders itself are spectacular and nothing like anything I had ever seen before. The beach itself is nice as well with lovely white sand.
Written 16 April 2023
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TerryH
Hertfordshire, UK1,037 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Slightly underwhelmed at this location. Boulders are fascinating but not as large as expected. Worth a visit when in the area but struggle to spend too long there.
Written 9 April 2023
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Chantel
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Apr 2023 • Family
Today I went to the moeraki boulders cafe with an organized community group of children aged 5 to 7, in all my years I have never been treated so rudely by a person working in customer service let alone the owner of an establishment I was shocked to say the least. We had planned to go to the cafe so all the parents could order a coffee while we were ordering our kids sat outside with their lunch boxes waiting for us to return in that time the owner came out twice to approach one of the parents getting angry because we were sitting at the picnic table while the kids ate a sandwhich that they had bought from home which we then explained and tried to reason with the owner that we wouldn't b long and as soon as we had our coffees we would then leave he carried on berating us Infront of the children and all other customers, The way he spoke to us when he finally let us order instead of "can I take your order" it was "spit it out then" then our coffees were made and left to sit on the bench behind the counter and we had to ask someone about our coffee 10 mins later and when we left he continued to follow us to our cars having another go at us keeping in mind we were all woman and children I would never step foot in this establishment again which is sad for the new owners the reputation he is putting out there 😔
Written 1 April 2023
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,428 contributions
Mar 2023
Maybe I expected large boulders and not big golf balls but despite the size these rock formations along the beach were interesting and worthy of a visit.
Written 17 March 2023
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the_rohrer
Switzerland9 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Technically, there are only a few stones lying around... but if you question the whole thing a bit, it is a very exciting thing... the seemingly very hard "stones" occur in the sandy soil... how are soe formed?! What are the stones made of?

Besides all these exciting questions, the view is simply priceless... If not too many tourists are standing around, you can take beautiful pictures.
Written 10 March 2023
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Robert P
Silver Spring, MD48 contributions
Feb 2023
The boulders were fascinating to see and there were good explanatory signs and information available concerning their origins and composition.
The associated gift shop had some nice things and the cafe looked very good and clean although we did not try the food.
Written 24 February 2023
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Ken H
Ipswich, UK1,058 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Well worth making a stop to view the boulders, although best avoid high tide. They are free to view and quite fascinating to see and wonder at their creation. You'll find ample parking there, a small gift shop and a nice cafe so it's a good location just off the highway to stretch your legs ... even more so if you have children with you.
Written 21 February 2023
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Patricia050875
Singapore, Singapore567 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
It’s a must to coordinate the visit to the moeraki boulders with the low tide. It’s my first and my friend’s second time visiting the boulders. According to my friend, she observed that the boulders get submerged more in the sand than previously. Overall, we had a great time photo shooting the boulders.
Written 24 January 2023
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