Gallery 8 Jul


These rocks, known as Moeraki boulders, are found exclusively on the Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast of New Zealand. Almost perfectly spherical in shape, some can grow up to three meters (9.8 feet) in diameter, and many have interiors that are either completely hollow, or filled with crystals. Local Māori legends explain that the boulders are the remains of eel baskets and flowers washed up on shore from the wreck of the Arai-te-uru, a legendary sailing canoe which purportedly brought the ancestors of the Māori people to the island of New Zealand in the first place.



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