These massive, spherical concretions, commonly known to locals as boulders, were formed from around 60 million years ago and can be seen
scattered along Koekohe Beach.
Each boulder started life as a pebble or fossil on an ancient seafloor. Over time, these ‘grew’ by mud accretion and calcification. They were buried in muds and the sea has, and continues to erode these from the seashore.
One of the most famous landmarks in the Waitaki, the Moeraki Boulders really are a must-visit location and are conveniently located just off SH1
after Hampden township.
Turn off SH1 onto Moeraki Boulders Rd between Hampden and Moeraki.
Parking available at public carpark (5/10 min beach walk) or at the cafe beach.
Physical address :
Moeraki Boulders Road, off SH1