Moeraki Boulders, near Oamaru


Suitable for all ages

Around 60 million years ago, these huge stones were part of the sea floor. They are made up of fine silt, mud and clay. People can now marvel at the size and shape of these roughly 50 boulders and kids enjoy jumping between them. Good photo opportunities so don’t forget your camera! Look out for penguins and seals that are sometimes seen along this stretch of beach. Makes a great stop if you’re travelling along SH1 between Oamaru and Dunedin.

It’s a 300m walk down to the beach and the boulders from the Moeraki Boulders Scenic Reserve  carpark and picnic area. This DOC track is preferable to walking through the cafe and shop which charges for the privilege ($2)! This track is suitable for buggies (if you’re taking the loop walk from the cafe to view the boulders from above, note there are a few steps at the beginning).

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Contact Information


Address: On Koekohe Beach, just off SH1. Well sign posted from the main road. Approx 30 minutes or just under 40km drive south of Oamaru.

There will be more boulders to see if you go at low tide. Check the tide times here.


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