Tuesday, 21 July 2015


When we head north for a break we occasionally
 take a coffee break at the tearooms at Moeraki.

There is a small township here,
very small, more of a village really.
Sitting out on the deck you look out over the Pacific Ocean.

Looking to your right is the beach around to Moeraki,
a small fishing village with a small commercial fleet.

And looking over to the left is Koekohe beach
 and the reason people come and visit.
The Moeraki boulders, which are scattered along the seafront
 are natural formations that come up from 
the ground or out of those cliffs on the left.


Although they don't look very large here some of them are very big.
Some are splitting and you can climb inside them,
 and try them for size if you are so inclined :)

The picture above will give you a bit of  perspective,  I'm 5ft 6in.
And below is one of the older boulders that is just beginning to split.

If you're interested in reading about the boulders
you can go here for a link which also tells 
the Maori legend connected with them.

Needless to say, if you visit the cafe you will be able to buy 
a very nice meal, snack and drinks, hot or cold,
that's after a visit to the gift shop of course :)

joining in with:
WATW  (Wednesday around the world)

Well I hope you enjoyed 
our visit to the beach.
Until next time keep well,


  1. Diana, I love all the different names of places over there. It reminds me of the American Indian names that I grew up surrounded by in North Georgia...Ellijay, Conasauga, etc. I would love to stop at that tea room and have a snack and a wander around the gift shop. Do Australians drink a lot of tea? I just wondered if Tea or Coffee is the hot drink of choice where you live? In the South, we drink lots of tea but it is iced and sweet!!

  2. I enjoyed visiting with you and seeing the rocks and beach. I will have to go to the link you posted and read more about them. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I love beach pics! If I enlarge them, I can pretend that I'm there...
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wonderful pictures. I've never seem those boulders before. How interesting. I'm off to read more about them.

  5. Your beach is gorgeous! and those boulders are so interesting. I can imagine that they are very heavy!

  6. I love these photos. Would love to see this area in person and enjoy the gift shop and tea!

  7. Hi Diana, what an amazing place to visit. Those boulders are incredible.
    Yes, a stop at the gift shop is always in order!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics. CM

  8. Oh My Goodness I adore the round boulders so much !
    I can't believe you can walk inside !

    cheers, parsnip

  9. Wow! That is so interesting. Beautiful photos...oh to nestle inside a rock...

  10. What a great view while relaxing and eating. Those boulders are very interesting, so round.

    1. I should have said I love your blog title!

  11. These are great boulders. I recently learned that they are called concretions and I look forward to exploring your part of the country in the near future!

  12. Oh, what a lovely place! Those boulders are just huge. You look so pretty in that blue color too. Glad you're having fun and I always love to hear from you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. That beach looks very enticing. Lovely post.

  14. It was only as I looked through your wonderful photos that I realised that I had been to that beach and coffee shop in 2012 when I visited NZ so thanks for refreshing my memory.

  15. Hi Doodles and Daydreams, I was just looking over your last few posts and found all of them interesting. You truly live in an interesting part of the world. I put "Moeraki" into Google and came up with some fascinating info on the boulders. Thanks for sharing all this with us. Hope you and family are having a fine weekend. Thank you for kind words on my blog as well.

  16. Great pictures. I haven't visited there yet but it's on my list :-)

  17. Those boulders are quite fascinating and big! Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration, sweet friend. I hope I see you at te party this week :) Hugs!

  18. Hi Diana,
    What an enchanting beach!!!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos... I love to visit such amazing places while I'm seating at home, through the net!
    Un baiser
    Greetings from Italy,
    La Sportina

  19. How wonderful to have tea at that cafe and look out onto the ocean! The boulders are really interesting. It's fascinating to think how many years of erosion produced such a smooth surface.


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