Koekohe Beach, Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand (with Photos)

The mystical and mysterious Moeraki Boulders, the origin of which is still disputed by scientists - it is thanks to them that the Koekohe beach near the fishing village of Moeraki in the Otago region on the South Island of New Zealand became widely known.

Koekohe Beach New Zealand
Koekohe Beach New Zealand

Huge boulders, some of which reach more than 2 meters in diameter, are randomly scattered along the entire Koekohe beach and attract thousands of tourists from different parts of our planet. Scientists say that boulders were formed during the Cenozoic, about 60 million years ago, at the bottom of the sea, and wind and erosion processes completed their formation already on land.

Koekohe Beach New Zealand
Koekohe Beach New Zealand

Maori really explain the origin of boulders in their own way. According to their legend, the Moeraki Boulders are nothing more than the remains of food supplies from the Arai-te-uru Maori canoe that crashed on this coast.

New Zealand is the perfect destination for your next vacation, you can admire its incredible northern lights, giant stones in extraordinary landscapes and paradisiacal beaches like Koekohe.

Koekohe Beach New Zealand
Koekohe Beach New Zealand

Koekohe Beach and its Giant Stones


The Koekohe Beach is the perfect place to rest on the sand while enjoying the calm waves they have.

But not only that, you will also discover its mysterious giant stones almost three meters high, they are amazing!

Koekohe Beach New Zealand
Koekohe Beach New Zealand

Giant Stones of Koekohe beach in New Zealand


You will find stones of all sizes on the shore of the beach, the smallest measure 50 centimeters, but they are all perfectly round.

Koekohe Beach Map