Moeraki is best known for the Moeraki Boulders, which were formed around 60 million years ago and are strewn along the beach. The sea is slowly eroding the boulders and uncovering new ones – some up to four metres in circumference.
The charming fishing village of Moeraki was used by Europeans as an early whaling station. Today Moeraki is home to permanent and temporary residents who enjoy sublime views of the Pacific ocean, accommodation and dining facilities including the world famous Fleurs Place on the waterfront.
There are two companies in Moeraki who do fishing charters where you can go out and catch blue cod for dinner.
Moeraki is also home to iwi Te Runanga o Moeraki and is a popular launching pad for fishing boats.