Koekohe Beach and Slope Point Listed as Strange But Most Sublime Places

Koekohe Beach and Slope Point on New Zealand’s South Island have been included in Conde Nast Traveller’s list ‘The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also The Most Sublime)’.

Koekohe Beach with its famous Moeraki Boulders on the South Island is listed 16th by the travel magazine.  According to Maori legend the Boulders scattered along the beach “are the remains of eel baskets, gourds, and sweet potatoes from a large canoe wreck.”

Scientifically the rocks are the result of concretion, where grains of sand and stone combine to form these masses, according to Conde Nast’s description.

Slope Point, the most Southern point of New Zealand is listed 17th. The trees of Slope Point are permanently twisted and windblown by Antarctic gusts which are so intense that the trees are forever bent along the direction the wind blows.

For the Top 10 Strangest Places on Earth (which are sublime) please see below.

  1. Reed Flute Cave: Guilin, China
  2. Socotra, Yemen
  3. Grand Prismatic Spring:Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  4. Zhangye Danxia Landform: Gansu, China
  5. Hitsujiyama Park: Chichibu, Japan
  6. Wulingyuan Scenic Area: Zhangjiajie, China
  7. Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake: Chile
  8. Kawah Ijen Volcano: Java, Indonesia
  9. Buzludzha Monument: Bulgaria
  10. Pamukkale: Denizli, Turkey

Article Source: Conde Nast Traveller, December 8, 2015

Image Source: Pixabay

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