Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach, New Zealand (with Map & Photos)

Koekohe Beach is located in New Zealand. The exterior of the oval figures in the sand, a product of nature, appears to be reptile skin.

Koekohe Beach New Zealand
Koekohe Beach New Zealand

If you are in search of strange tourist places, between the sun and the sand, the best thing you can do is visit the beautiful Koekohe beach, in New Zealand, and see the strange "dragon eggs" scattered all over the sand.

Koekohe Beach New Zealand
Koekohe Beach New Zealand

Although they are called dragon eggs, the original name is Moeraki Boulders. These are large ovals created from maritime sediments, and their round shape is due to the erosion of the waves, between the force of the water and the wind over the centuries.

Many studies indicate that they can be at least 56 million years old. Thus, with almost 3 meters in diameter, many of them have cracks that were covered with quartz, creating what at first glance appears to be reptile scales.

Koekohe Beach New Zealand
Koekohe Beach New Zealand

But the nearby tribes have their own version of these works of nature: they claim that they are the fallen eggs of the baskets of eels carried by an ancestral canoe.

Koekohe Beach Map