Moeraki Boulders. © Edwin Lee Creative Commons

Moeraki Boulders Walk

Moeraki Boulders
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Take a walk to the Moeraki Boulders – geological marvels, exposed by erosion of sedimentary rocks laid down from 13 to 65 million years ago.

How long will it take? This is a 10-minute one-way walk to the boulders.

Stroll along the beach from Moeraki Boulders Scenic Reserve car park and picnic area. 

Alternatively, take the track directly to the beach from the café at the end of a private road. Or take a short loop track (150m) from the café to view the boulders from above. These tracks are suitable for pushchairs but not wheelchairs, as they start with several steps.

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