Geological Oddities: The Moreaki Boulders

My favourite part of road trips are the unexpected stops along the way, whether for natural attractions, a cup of coffee or a ridiculous monument. Between Christchurch and Dundin we had one of these stops at the Moreaki Boulders. These exceptional rocks were formed underneath softer rock which was eroded away over thousands of years. Now they are left alone on the beach, looking like something out of a science fiction movie.

A short walk down the beach from the car park are thirty or so of these fascinating boulders lying on the beach. We stopped and played on them for a while before remembering we had, on our first full day, already committed the cardinal road trip mistake of leaving our electronics in the car and hurried back.

They were an excellent diversion.

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