Relaxing Weekend in Moeraki

Moeraki for the weekend was the recommendation given to us, so off we went.  View the video of our sunset here.  If you’re travelling between Dunedin and Oamaru, make sure you turn off State Highway 1 to visit Moeraki.

Everything is within walking distance so put on your walking shoes and leave your vehicle behind.

Moeraki Lookout

According to the Otago Daily Times, the lookout was opened in 1986. Unfortunately, the lookout is not on google maps. However if you follow the beach track east keep following the track and then follow the road to the top.

Also at the lookout is a monument honouring descendants, families and associates of the area.

Monument at Lookout
Monument at Lookout

Millennium Track

The Millennium Track starts from the village Lookout. It continues along the Moeraki Esplanade Reserve all the way to the boulders. The walk to the boulders is only possible during low tide. However, you can still walk to the Moeraki Beach Reserve.

As you walk down the track, there are informational boards at various spots. There are plenty of spots to take photos too.

Moeraki Millennium Walkway
Moeraki Millennium Walkway

Moeraki Boulders

We forgot to check what the tide was doing so missed out on walking around to the boulders. Maybe, we can walk the beach on our next trip. Fortunately, it’s only a 10-minute drive from Moeraki.

Moeraki Boulders
Moeraki Boulders

It is worth the detour to visit the boulders. The boulders are impressive, both when they are whole or broken up. It’s hard to imagine the size of them until you’re there.

However, in the summer months it can be a bit busy so you may need patience if you want photos with no-one in them. Click here to visit the Moeraki Boulders’ website.

Jo at Moeraki Boulders
Jo at Moeraki Boulders

Accommodation

There are plenty of options of accommodation options available. We choose Moeraki Motels as it was very good value as well as walking distance to everything.

The motel was on two levels with the sleeping areas upstairs with the living area located downstairs. It was a very peaceful and relaxing stay.

Sunset from our motel
Sunset from our motel

Moeraki Tavern

The tavern is one of the main eateries in the village. It was relaxing to sit outside and watching the world go by. If you wanted to eat your dinner outside then you had to make sure you made a reservation. We didn’t realise this, so we had to have our dinner inside.

View from the tavern
View from the tavern

Another dining option is Fleurs Place which definitely requires a reservation. Needless to say we didn’t book. However, this restaurant did come highly recommended by our friends.


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