Moeraki Boulders Cafe, North Otago, New Zealand

Drive down the East Coast of the South Island, in New Zealand, and you will pass the Moeraki Boulders. Rather than pass them by after you’ve cruised through Hampden, follow the signs to stop off and absorb the natural beauty of these uniquely formed round boulders.

There’s a cafe,gift shop, plus a walkway down to view these world famous boulders. Meander down the wooden walkway for a short distance, and you will find yourself at the beach, which is scattered with boulders.. Some are huge, others mere dots by comparison. You may feel like you’ve landed in the middle of a Jurassic Park video, surrounded by dinosaur eggs.

This is an ideal place to break the road trip, with excellent facilities available. Staff were friendly, prices inside the cafe seemed reasonable and the food was delicious. If you’re looking for a drink, snack or a meal, then you’ve come to the right place. Outside is a generous balcony, for those who seeking a sea breeze. Inside, is a large seating area, with normal facilities and large windows overlooking the beach. We chose the inside as we weren’t prepared to brave the sea breeze on this chilly December day. I mean the below photo gives an indication of the temperature ….


Order and pay at the counter, with table service then delivering the meals and drinks. I suggest the seafood. It does not come much fresher than this. The seafood platter was not only deliciously fresh, it was packed with a variety of seafood, perched atop fries and a salad. Well presented, and very reasonably priced at $39 NZD.


Take the time to relax and chill over some divine food, while you take a break from your road trip. You definitely won’t regret it.