These boulders are actually concretions that have been exposed through shoreline erosion from coastal cliffs. Coming from the north – Oamuru to Moeraki The Boulders are about 40km (approx 30 minutes drive) south of Oamuru – along a stunning scenic road! Parking available at public carpark (5/10 min beach walk) or at the cafe beach. The Moeraki Boulders legend and a few other theories A Māori legend: Legend tells us that the boulders are remains of calabash (a gourd-bearing tree), kumara (a sweet potato), and eel baskets that washed ashore when a canoe was shipwrecked. The rocky shoals that extend seaward from nearby Shag Point (to the south, but not visible from Moeraki Beach) are the canoe’s petrified hull. The boulders are located on Koekohe Beach, between the towns of Moerkai and Hampden. It is an easy (and very scenic) drive on State Highway 1 from the north or south. It is an easy (and very scenic) drive on State Highway 1 from the north or south. If you’re visiting the Moeraki boulders then you will most likely be extending your travels around the beautiful greater Otago region, where there’s dramatic landscapes, mountains, snow, some of the best skiing in the world, world class wineries in Central Otago, … Attractions near Moeraki Boulders: (1.27 mi) Hampden Stores (2.61 mi) Katiki Point Lighthouse (0.03 mi) Moeraki Boulders (4.31 mi) Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve (1.71 mi) Moeraki Fishing Charters; View all attractions near Moeraki Boulders on Tripadvisor Turn off SH1 onto Moeraki Boulders Rd between Hampden and Moeraki. The boulders are located on Koekohe Beach, between the towns of Moeraki and Hampden. Coming from the North - Oamaru to Moeraki The Boulders are about 40km (approx 30 minutes drive) south of Oamaru – along a stunning scenic road! The Moeraki Boulders are a group of large spherical “stones” on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s Otago coast.