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Moeraki Boulders are almost perfectly round boulders up to 4meters in perimeter. This exceptional nature monument is located on South Island of New Zealand , near the town of Moeraki, about 35 km south of Oamaru .

About Moeraki Boulders

The Moeraki Boulders were formed on the sea bed by continuous sedimentation of calcium salt around hard cores about 60 million years ago. The gray boulders are scattered along a nearly 50 meter long zone. According to a Maori legend, the Moeraki Boulders were food baskets of the Araiteura canoe. It wrecked, and the baskets were changed into smooth boulders.

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There are other tourist attractions in this area, e.g. black and white New Zealand dolphins, as well as a café and a restaurant where tourists can have a nice meal and relax.

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GPS: -45.3594, 170.8361
Altitude: 20 m
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 3:03:04 PM

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Oamaru (33km)

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