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.
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Nicole and Timm
Nice rock formation just within a grassy area on private land where sheep are. Thanks for opening that to the public. Directly located at the road, easy access.
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Ben and Pauline
Rocks with weird forms but so funny. With the sunset - the best!
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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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.
The fact that someone lets people on his field to see these incredible rock formations.
Jean Batiste Le meur
Nice visit to this interesting geology. Remote place, peaceful. crowded with sheep !!
Mette, Bo, Viktor & Olivia Seligmann
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.
Abee and Suess
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!!