Moeraki Boulders

Point of Interest


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


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