Discover New Zealand’s Moeraki Boulders

New Zealand is a beautiful and enchanting country. If you feel like visiting it, don’t forget to book a stopover to observe the moeraki boulders on Koekohe beach, strange rounded rocks that can weigh up to 7 tons.

The smallest are only about 50 cm in diameter, the largest can reach 2 m . But the question that everyone asks is where can these spheres come from? Eggs, skulls? There are a lot of crazy theories circulating about them. But the real reason for their appearance would be erosion , which would cause these rocks to appear composed of calcite deposits around fossilized mud cores . It is this erosion of 60 million years in the sand that would have given them this characteristic shape.

Moeraki Boulders from New Zealand
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The spectacle offered by these boulders is observable at low tide , because most of them are covered by water when it rises. So plan your stopover with the tide information service! To avoid the crowds, it is advisable to go there in the morning or in the evening, where you can picnic or eat in one of the two establishments nearby! So don’t wait any longer, and go make up your own mind about the origin of these mysterious rocks!

New Zealand Moeraki Boulders
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New Zealand's Moeraki Boulders
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New Zealand's Moeraki Boulders
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New Zealand's Moeraki Boulders
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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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