Moeraki Boulders and Koekohe Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the Moeraki Boulders lying on the beach near Moeraki. The image was taken on an overcast day in spring 2008 at low tide. The boulders stand out against the shoreline under the clouds. You can just make out the spherical Moeraki Boulder forms in the zoomed in satellite view of the Goolge map of New Zealand.
Moeraki Boulders and Koekohe Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Moeraki Boulders and Koekohe Beach - Moeraki visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Moeraki Boulders and Koekohe Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Otago.
Koekohe Beach is on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand in Otago, between Moeraki and and Hampden. The beach is famous for the Moeraki Boulders, massive spherical forms that get washed form the cliffs and then weathered by the sea. These have become a popular tourist attraction for those driving along the 1 Highway. For more about the Moeraki Boulders, their formation and associated Māori stories, please see this Moeraki Boulders panorama.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Koekohe Beach and the Moeraki Boulders are about 75km north of Dunedin on the 1 highway, and some 15km north of Shag Point. Turn right from the 1 onto Moeraki Boulder Road. The paved road heads off left to a car park near the Moeraki Boulder visitor center, which charges a fee to descend the steps to the beach and boulders. Instead, continue straight down the Moeraki Boulder Road (now a gravel track) to the car park at the end and walk along the beach to the boulders for free.