Moeraki Boulders Accommodation

It is a strange, almost scifi scene, seeing the hundred's of large marble-like boulders scattered along the beach at Moeraki. The boulders, each weighing several tonnes, have fallen from the eroding cliffs to embed themselves into the soft sand of the beach.

Typically this geological wonder has been just a fascinating rest-stop when travelling between Christchurch and Dunedin. But with the development of the award-winning Fleur's Place Restaurant and Cafe, Moerakei has become a worthwhile romantic getaway in it's own right. This is Fleur's second award winning restaurant and is ideally positioned beside the fishing boats that supply the freshly caught seafood direct to the restaurant.

We stayed at Three Bays, a new (built 2008) accommodation, on the hillside directly above Fleur's Place restaurant with glorious views across Moeraki Bay.

The accommodation is the lower floor of the owner's house. It is reached by descending a short boardwalk through the bush, walking down towards the beautiful views over Moeraki Harbour and northwards to the Moeraki Boulders. It consists of 2 rooms. The first is a large bedroom / sitting area with a large luxurious bed, a leather lounge suite, kitchenette and flat screen TV. Books are provided and there is a little outside table and chairs on the deck.

The bathroom contains a large shower and a beautiful bath placed in the front of bifold windows running the full length of the bath facing out over the glorious view. Just open the bifolds, and a bottle of champagne, and enjoy the views which are the closest New Zealand has to an English fishing village.