Moeraki Boulders phenomenon

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Road trip along North Otago coast will lead you to this unusually large boulders lying at the Koekohe Beach.

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Moeraki Boulders are natural phenomenon and one of the most popular attractions here on the South Island.

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Originally formed around 60 million years ago these three meters in diameter stones are definitely great place for a bit different photo.

DSC06011According to Maori legend these boulders are gourds washed ashore from the 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.

Intriguing, right?

 

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