Moeraki Boulders
Image: Shellie Evans | ©



Take a short walk to see huge spherical boulders scattered on the beach or to watch for penguins and seals. Explore the area from one of the campsites.

The Moeraki Boulders/Kaihinaki are geological marvels, exposed by erosion of sedimentary rocks laid down from 65 to 13 million years ago.

They're formed by the gradual precipitation of calcite in mudstone over 4 million years. These spherical concretions are internationally significant for their scientific value and are a popular tourist attraction.

Find things to do and places to stay Moeraki area


Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 The Octagon
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058
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