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Large cracked boulder at the edge of the cliffs. The boulders have been exposed along the shoreline by the erosion of the mudstone cliffs behind.
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Boulders left exposed as the tide goes out.
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Easily accessible, just off the the main highway to Dunedin and just south of Oamaru, the boulders are visited by many tourist during the year.
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According to one Maori legend the boulders were the Kai-hinaki (food baskets) that were washed ashore when a canoe was shipwrecked during a storm.
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Tourists taking photographs of the boulders.
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Closeup of a crack in one of the boulders, note the pitted surface.
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Boulders looking like giant tortoises heading out to sea.
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An enormous cracked boulder imbedded in the sand.
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This huge boulder unfortunately is marked with graffiti. The site has been designated a scenic reserve and the boulders are now protected.
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Some huge boulders, up to three metres in diameter weigh more than several tons.
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Tourists marveling at the size of Moeraki Boulders.
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Boulders scattered in the sand with the tide coming in.
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