Moeraki Boulders, Unique Wildlife and Dunedin City Highlights
DURATION 8 HOURS
Prices as follows:
Two people (minimum) $390 pp
Four people $225 pp
Six People (maximum) $170 pp
Ever since there have been tourists, people have been coming here to marvel at the stones, jump from one to another, and drape themselves photogenically across them. Moeraki's mysteriously spherical beach boulders, have long captivated geologists and tourists alike. The beauty of the Moeraki Boulders is its ancient history, which attracts around 300,000 visitors a year and Koekohe Beach in Moeraki is rated one of the top 50 best beaches worldwide. At the end of the day, it’s the sheer enormity of the concretions that makes the Moeraki Boulders so striking. Some of the largest of these are as big as 3 metres in diameter. The exquisite shape and size of the Moeraki Boulders have always been the subject of curiosity and intrigue.
This area is also home for one of the world rarest penguin species. The hoiho, or Yellow-eyed Penguin is unique to New Zealand.
We visit the hoiho at Kataki point and this is a real privilege. As well as the penguins there is a large number of kekeno-fur seals. They haul themselves out of the ocean to rest on the rocky platforms around Katiki Point and Moeraki Peninsula. This is the main breeding area in North Otago.
From Moeraki we drive to the city of Dunedin- perhaps New Zealand's best kept secret. Modelled on Edinburgh in Scotland, it is one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Tour details & itinerary
We collect you and drop you off at your accommodation, cruise ship, or the Information Centre in the Octagon.
This tour will have a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 people.
Entrance fee to the Moeraki Boulders beach access is included.
Tea, coffee and snacks are provided on this tour.
We also provide binoculars and raincoat.
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Moeraki Boulders/walk on the beach
Katiki Point Historic Reserve
Shag Point. This is a great spot for wildlife viewing and is part of a geologically curios and intriguing coastline
Signal Hill Lookout
Baldwin Street – the world’s steepest street
The Dunedin Railway Station- is Dunedin's most celebrated building, and is regarded as the most photographed in the country
Octagon and historic buildings famous as one of New Zealand's finest Edwardian and Victorian Architecture
Magnificent views from the Otago Peninsula to the harbour
Walk on the beaches, enjoy the coastal environment