Coastal North Otago


Moeraki is a tranquil little fishing village which was once used as a whaling station by early Europeans. There are a variety of things to do and see in Moeraki today that attract visitors.

Fresh seafood is a major drawcard and there are various ways in which you can get your hands on some. One of these - a must-do - is dining at Fleurs Place. This charming, rustic seaside restaurant has a stellar reputation for it's food, service and atmosphere. The menu is altered daily depending on what the catch of the day is and only the freshest local produce is served. Prepare to indulge at Fleurs Place...bookings required.

Another tasty option is the local Moeraki Tavern or if you prefer to eat what you catch, jump on a fishing charter and reel in a few blue-cod which are plentiful in this area. You may well see other wildlife out on the water so keep those eyes alert. Moeraki is frequented by Hector's dolphins, seals and even orca!

If you're in need of some activity to help counter this overindulgence, take the troops to the playground, have a stroll along the beach, venture to see the penguins at the lighthouse or saunter along the Millennium Walkway.

And of course, don't miss the pièce de résistance, the Moeraki Boulders, just 5 minutes drive from Moeraki village. These massive, spherical boulders are constantly being eroded from the cliffs and uncovered by the sea. They were formed around 60 million years ago and can be seen peppered along Koekohe Beach. Make sure you attempt a creative pose atop these ancient stones.