A visit to Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand

First of all, we want to recommend you a visit to Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand. The name of Moeraki refers to a small fishing village. Anyway, most people know the place for the Moeraki Boulders or the giant New Zealand balls.

Certainly, in the Moeraki Boulders Scenic Reserve you will find large and impressive rocks, nestled on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s Otago coast.

On the one hand, the Maori legend tells that these giant stones are the pumpkins that fell from the Araiteuri canoe, when shipwrecked it faces this coast. On the other hand, scientists claim that it is an erosion process, which has taken more than 60 million years and has turned these rocks of mud and calcite into stone balls.

Tips for visiting Moeraki Boulders

  • It is essential to visit this place at low tide or two hours before or after, in order to see the formations.
  • There are two alternatives to reach Moeraki Boulders. The first one is to leave the car in the main parking and walk for 5-10 minutes along the beach. On the other hand, you can go to the parking, go to the viewpoint and then go down the stairs to reach the stones.
  • Avoid organized groups, which go directly to the restaurant with buses.
  • Make the 6-kilometer walk along the coast, from the town of Moeraki to the formations.

We encourage you to go to New Zealand and dicover the Moeraki Boulders. Finally, do not forget to apply for a visa for New Zealand in order to enter the country.

New Zealand eTA application