is good, easy drive on State Highway 1 from Christchurch south to Oamaru, passing several small Villages and Towns along the way. take a break in Ashburton or Timaru. nice atmosphere in this small farming Towns, the food is good, the people very friendly. when coming to Oamaru, 25 km south of the Town, you reach the Cliffs ..from there you'll have a wonderful view over the Pacific Ocean and the emerging Moeraki Boulders, watch the tide times, or you might have a long wait. ask the locals, they know what you're looking for
You can find the Moeraki Boulders on the east coast going from Christchurch to Invercargil (40km south of Oamaru). Although we had to rely on the shuttle bus for transport it is still possible to get dropped off and picked up at the boulders (the Oamaru visitor centre were very helpful in this respect).