Wednesday, January 9, 2013

moeraki, new zealand:

The next stop of our Kiwi adventure was Moeraki.

After exploring Milford Sound and staying the night in Te Anau, we left early in the morning to make our way across the country to the east coast town of Moeraki. This town isn't usually on the well-trodden tourist trail of the South Island, however there are two drawcards that put this super quaint seaside town on the map.

Firstly, the Moeraki boulders. Situated at the centre of Moeraki beach are large, perfectly round (and rather random) boulders sitting in the sand and along the shoreline. Perfect for exploring, climbing and posing on.
Secondly, Fleur's Place - probably one of the most renowned restaurants in New Zealand - and where we had a beautiful seafood lunch. The restaurant oozes with personality and is full of little quirky details which add to its charm. The food is wonderfully simple and exceptional in quality, with all produce locally sourced.

Moeraki made for a great little stop off before heading south to Dunedin, where we would be staying for the remainder of our trip. And although small, it certainly packed in its fair share of character. If you are ever in the area or staying in Dunedin (it's about an hour's drive north), I'd highly recommend a meal at Fleur's and a little explore around Moeraki.

Next: on the farm, in southern Dunedin.

spotted on the way to moeraki

approaching fleur's

details inside fleur's

fish of the day

my man

posing up a storm at the moeraki boulders


  1. Lovely to see you featuring one of my favourite haunts. I hope not too many people read!!
    Looking forward to the nostalgia of seeing your pics of Dunedin where we have our home, tho' currently living in Adelaide for "a season". Always gorgeous to see your photos from all over the place. I have a Moeraki shot here:

  2. Nice pictures ! I want to go there, looks like my country Brittany :-)


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