Road Tripping Across New Zealand Chapter 29: Playing with rocks at Moeraki Boulders

8 December 2015

Upon reaching here, right after Corrine parked the car, she said, “Here is our LAST tourist stop for this trip.” Awww, sad but true. This road trip has been beyond epic and a lot of beautiful places we visited were not even in our list initially. Thanks to Corrine, my cuzzie, our guide for enhancing the planning of this trip.

Here we are at Moeraki Boulders.


The Moeraki Boulders are a group of very large spherical “stones” on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s Otago coast. These boulders are actually concretions that have been exposed through shoreline erosion from coastal cliffs that back the beach.

They originally formed in ancient sea floor sediments around 60 million years ago. For many years, people have been fascinated by this fact and so were we.

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Corrine said that if the tide was lower, we could have seen more rocks but I was still more than happy to be here to witness all these.


Just taking a stroll along the beach was lovely as it is.


If you look closer, some of of the big rocks looked like they are giant dinosaur eggs. If someone told me this is an actual dinosaur egg, I would probably believe them lol.


I had the opportunity to not only sit on the rocks, but also to touch and feel them. How wonderful are God’s creation?


Thank you dear. I could not have asked for anything more. Now, it is time to head back to Christchurch!