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South IslandCoastal OtagoOamaru

Elephant Rocks is a collection of weathered limestone outcrops tucked away on a farm near Duntroon in the south island.

Inland from Oamaru, north of Dunedin - it is a short but picturesque drive through farmland, following the discreet signposting. It is easy to miss the parking area, being just a little space at the side of the road to pull over, with only a sign and fence crossing to distinguish it from any other sheep paddock.

A brief stroll across a paddock brings you to the rocks themselves - scattered artistically around a gentle hillside. Taking time to wander among them is the best way to appreciate the unique rounded shapes.

Some parts may look familiar to viewers of the film "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" - the scenes of Aslan's camp were filmed here. Unlike other film landscapes in New Zealand, you'll probably share this one with just a few sheep. Being off the tourist routes seems to keeps the crowds away.

A herd of elephants

A herd of elephants

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Ben and Pauline

France

Ranking: 10/10

Rocks with weird forms but so funny. With the sunset - the best!

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James Webster

Ranking: 10/10

Simply brilliant, really is a must to anyone in the area. Visit a fossil place just 2 minutes up the road.

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Matthias Thorn

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A short walk from the "carpark" to the rocks through sheep. The scenery is very peaceful. Search for the elephant. Fantasy will make you find it between the other animals.

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Marine

France

Ranking: 10/10

The fact that someone lets people on his field to see these incredible rock formations.

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Jean Batiste Le meur

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice visit to this interesting geology. Remote place, peaceful. crowded with sheep !!

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Mette, Bo, Viktor & Olivia Seligmann

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

I think this is situated a little wrong on this map. Acording to a local map we found, it is down Livingston Duntroon Rd. near Duntroon. Acording to the staff at the fossil museum there are also a few places down that road, where you can stop and look for fossils yourself.

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C Schaap

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Fabulous.

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Abee and Suess

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

At the Flying Pig Cafe in Duntroon (23 Campbell Street), we purchased the best muffins, cookies etc, nice small garden or to takeaway!! We took it to the Elephant Rocks and ate it there!!

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