During my time in Dunedin I wanted to seize the opportunity to see the famous Moeraki Boulders. I had heard and seen a lot of them, just not live, somehow I had never made it. So I was really excited when I realized I could visit them on a day trip. So I booked the bus from somewhere in Dunedin and then again back. In Dunedin I had some time so I went to the lovely garden. Then suddenly I noticed I wasn’t so sure where the bus stop was. So I asked the kind lady of the garden centre. She helped me to call the bus centre or driver and somehow I managed to be picked up somewhere on the street. I suppose it was the right bus stop, not sure. So off we went, on an adventurous trip. After a while we reached my place of desire. No beach in sight, but I was sure I was at the right place.
There we go
Train going over the middle of the road!
So I started walking the only road that was not a kind of highway. After about an hour I came to a hilltop. Wonderful view over the sea or better-said ocean… infinite water! And.. yes, in the distance the Moeraki Boulders! So I knew it would still be a bit till I reached them, but I was nearby! Enjoying the sun and realxing a bit and my small picnic I figured out what I would do with the rest of the day. Not that much would be left, in the end I had to catch the bus back to Dunedin.
So, off I stomped, towards the Moeraki Boulders. The walk along the beach, on the sand, was wonderful and full of amazing nature. I was even expecting to see a whale, it was so mystical and magical there and so peaceful. That didn’t happen, but I saw funny figures in the sand, manmade.
blue, green and
lots of birds
After taking some photos and walking, I don’t know how many felt kilometres, the Moeraki Boulderst started to turn up in front of my nose! I couldn’t believe it at first… so exciting! Maybe it sounds a bit weird to be so excited about some rocks with a kind of hole in it, but if you have been there you might understand and otherwise I can highly recommend to go there, even if it might be a bit touristy… long not as much as the Hot Water Beach!
turtle artwork by nature and man
Boulders from far
The Moeraki Boulders
Boulder in „zoom“
Well, I was there in the afternoon so that might have had a small effect. But still… just wonderful. There you can just walk around, enjoy, take some photos, ask others to take photos of you… read, relax, enjoy the peace. There is a restaurant though it was closed when I was there.
Hello and bye bye
Time to go back. I calculated about an hour.. and well, again, I wasn’t quite sure where the bus would pick me up. So I called respectively tried calling. Then I decided I would walk back to where the driver had dropped me off in the morning. I can’t recall the exact situation, but somewhere along the way or before I started walking I met a guy on a kind of small tractor or squad. He greeted me nicely, but didn’t offer to take me with him or anything. Fine. On I went. Then I reached the small town of Moeraki village where I found a cool restaurant, full of wood, so rather a tavern.
I had some small snacks. Then I asked the bartender how long it took to get to the bus stop… he said about half an hour or something like that… but then.. he asked one of his clients if he could drive me.. and… it was the guy with the squad from before! He very kindly offered to take me, so while I was still eating my chips we were off towards the main road. Unfortunately, I still didn’t know the exact place of my bus stop so more calls had to be done. I waited alongside the road, and finally the bus driver came and stopped for me. He said he had tried to call me and was expecting me at another place… oops. Oh well, main thing it worked out. 🙂 So, after an adventurous day and lots of fun at the sea with some rocks, I managed to get „home“ to Dunedin. What a day!