Mysterious Moeraki Boulders

New Zealand is a land full of mysteries, and one of them is the Moeraki Boulders at Koekohe Beach on the eastern coast of the South Island. These huge rocks are spherical and randomly scattered across the shoreline. They can be up to 7 feet in diameter and were formed through erosion.

However, I found the entire experience to be quite cheesy and touristy. There was a little souvenir shop set up in the parking lot area before you take some steps down to the beach. There was a donation box near the steps that highly encouraged you to drop some loot, even though our bus driver told us that this was all free.

While the rocks, sand and surf were nice, they still couldn’t beat the awesomeness of the Devils Marbles in Australia. These boulders were enormous and much more impressive, especially when put against the vastness of the Australian outback. Luckily, we didn’t stay for too long as we still had a long drive ahead of us to reach our accommodation for the night.

 

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One response to “Mysterious Moeraki Boulders

  1. Kris

    Hope the accommodations were better than the beach. Later.

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