Moeraki Boulders – the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders – the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders, Otago, South Island, New Zealand. Lying on the Koekohe Beach, the round rocks are believed to be the petrified fruits from Āraiteuru – a canoe that sailed the ancestors of the Ngāi Tahu people. According to the scientists, the boulders formed during the Paleocene and later resurrected from the ground because of the coastal erosion, which still affects them.

Why to go there?

A great and unique site to visit while traveling in the diverse South Island.

When to go there?

Anytime. Go in the evening to see a romantic sunset.

How to get there?

Found between Moerkai and Hampden, the State Highway 1 leads to the Koekohe Beach.

Read more: Moeraki Boulders, directions to the Moeraki Boulders

Lead photo by Aaron Pryor

Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

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Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Photo by Byron Prukston

Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Photo by Mahmoud Alqallaf

Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Photo by Mahmoud Alqallaf

Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Photo by Sara Chan

Aurélien Calonne

Photo by Aurélien Calonne

Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Photo by Lorenzo Montezemolo

Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Photo by Brendon Gilchrist

Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Photo by Enrico Brendecke

Moeraki Boulders - the Round Spheres on the Beach in New Zealand

Photo by Jon Tarbuck