Moeraki Boulders

Point of Interest

3.2 from 9 users.


Moeraki Boulders Rd, Hampden, South Island.


These massive, spherical concretions, commonly known to locals as boulders, were formed around 60 million years ago and can be seen scattered along Koekohe Beach. Each boulder started life as a pebble or fossil on an ancient seafloor and over millions of years new layers of mud and lime added to their size before they were eroded from nearby shoreline. Parking available at public carpark (5/10 min beach walk) or at the cafe beach. Donation requested.

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Lat: -45.345259 Lng: 170.826149

User Reviews


Hands on Adventures

Cool to see, take forest path if high tide. $2 for feed for alpacas and deer



Third visit for us in 25yrs. Just so unique. Cafe was great. Nice hot bacon and egg pie. Really yummy and hot, coffee and hot chocolate



Impressive stones, if not too many visitors would stand on the old sensitive surface polishing them. Worth the stop.


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