Road trip along North Otago coast will lead you to this unusually large boulders lying at the Koekohe Beach.
Moeraki Boulders are natural phenomenon and one of the most popular attractions here on the South Island.
Originally formed around 60 million years ago these three meters in diameter stones are definitely great place for a bit different photo.
According to Maori legend these boulders are gourds washed ashore from a great voyaging canoe Araiteuru when it was wrecked after the landfall in New Zealand. According to science it is result of formations created by hardening sea sediment exposed through sea erosion.
4 thoughts on “Moeraki Boulders phenomenon”
Great photos of a fascinating natural phenomenon! And interesting reference to the Maori legend!
The South Island is so spectacularly beautiful with a different formation around every bend. These boulders make it look like an alien landscape, particularly the second one.
Stunning photos. the boulders are such an exquisite natural beauty.