Situated on Koekohe Beach, the Moeraki Boulders stand exhumed from the surrounding cliff face by coastal erosion. These massive boulders covered with beautiful and intricate textures took 5 million years to form and range from 0.5 to 3 meters in diameter.
This is a popular tourist destination and can be inundated with visitors during the day. However there are a couple of car parks (one at the cafe and one slightly south) to park a camper up for the night allowing you to roll out of bed and spend sometime photographing in relative solitude. Not being one to easily give up a warm bed the second time I visited the Moeraki Boulders I literally jumped out of bed and sprinted to the beach. It was still 45 minutes until sunrise but the sky was amazing, everything was a deep blue with the first rays of light highlighting the clouds pink.