Moeraki Boulders Should Be On Your Bucket List

For many, traveling to New Zealand is a dream trip. “The Moeraki Boulders—perfectly rounded and smooth boulders that scatter the South Island’s Koekohe Beach” are one of the island’s “unique natural wonders you don’t want to miss”, writes Lindsey Campbell for Travel + Leisure.

“The special stones make you feel like you’re walking on another planet. They are just off the scenic State Highway 1 and the perfect place to stop for a picnic lunch and some memorable photos,” writes Campbell.

According to Maori legend the “perfectly spherical boulders are actually gourds that washed on shore after the Araiteuru, a canoe said to have brought the ancestors of the Ngai Tahu tribe to New Zealand, wrecked on the Otago coast hundreds of years ago.”

“Scientists say they’re made of natural concrete and formed by hardening sea sediment that has been smoothed over time by erosion.”

Article Source: Travel + Leisure, Lindsey Campbell, March 15, 2017

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