Explore the Moeraki Boulders

New Zealand Koekohe Beach

Added by Lauren Schusterman

  • Beautiful spherical boulders along a stretch of Coastal Otago
  • Quick few minute walk from the parking lot
  • Close to both Oamaru and Dunedin
  • Sunrise over the water

Sunrise is a perfect time to come visit these boulders as you not only beat the crowds that flock to the beach later in the day but also get to watch the sun rise up behind the boulders.

These boulders are a small detour off of Highway 1 so they make a nice stop on a road trip up the East Coast of the South Island or can be a quick hour trip from Dunedin.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Warm clothes (its quite chilly in the morning)
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Chillin, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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9 months ago


Timing is very important! Based on how my trip wound up, didn't make it until about 11:30am or so, and it was already crowded. The boulders themselves were cool, but can imagine the difference between sunrise and midday. Certainly worth a stop! Right off Hwy 1 between Dunedin and Christchurch it is a perfect spot to stretch the legs and check out some incredibly unique boulders

9 months ago

Added by Lauren Schusterman

College student at UCLA. Born and raised in Boulder, CO. In love with the outdoors and all it has to offer.

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