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 are geological marvels, exposed by erosion of sedimentary rocks laid down from 65 to 13 million years ago. They are 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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