Moeraki Township is just south of the Moeraki Boulders Scenic Reserve. Well signposted from state highway 1 it is well worth a detour into. This once riotous whaling station is now a sleepy little fishing village and is in an idyllic spot on a small peninsular and golden beach. There are a few walking tracks up onto the hill and just a little further south from the township is Katiki Point home to the Moeraki Lighthouse (1877). Here you can watch yellow eyed penguins come ashore at dusk and dolphins are also often spotted.
The Kotahitanga Church (1862) contains beautiful stained glass windows that were made in Rome, depicting Christ, Mother and Child and an elderly Maori leader Matiaha Tiramorehu, a local chief.