Meaning of Moeraki boulders in English:

Moeraki boulders

plural noun

  • A geological formation of huge spherical rocks found on beaches between the towns of Hampden and Moeraki, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

    ‘we stumbled across the rest of the tourists at the Moeraki boulders’
    • ‘First stop was the Moeraki boulders, six foot marbles on the shoreline created millions of years ago.’
    • ‘It took about 4 million years for the Moeraki Boulders to form their current size.’
    • ‘On the way we stopped to see the Moeraki Boulders which were another item on her bucket list.’
    • ‘We stopped some 23km later along the Otago coast to visit the extraordinary Moeraki Boulders, amazing, spherical shaped boulders formed millions of years ago.’
    • ‘The Moeraki Boulders, measuring up to three metres in diameter, were in fact formed from ancient sea sediments around 60 million years ago.’
    • ‘It's a tiny, sleepy little place that's famous for the "Moeraki Boulders".’
    • ‘It was a bit like a road movie as we went to Queenstown, saw the Moeraki Boulders and some penguins in Timaru.’
    • ‘After stopping at the Moeraki Boulders to take photographs, he drove the four-wheel-drive on to State Highway 1.’
    • ‘The Moeraki Boulders have legal protection and it is prohibited to damage, graffiti or remove them.’
    • ‘Scroll through them, and you'll find thumbnails of Machu Picchu, Tivoli fairground in Copenhagen, Joshua Tree National Park in California, the Moeraki Boulders of Otago in New Zealand, and much more.’


Moeraki boulders

/ˌməʊəraki ˈbəʊldəz/