They are on the Otago Coast of New Zealand's south island and stretch across portions of the Koekohe Beach.
These rock formations are a mind blowing 60 million years old!
While science can easily explain how erosion formed these massive boulders, I much prefer the Maori legend.
According to legend, these rocks are the remnants of a ship wreck that happened long ago.
These are the eel baskets and gourds and potatoes that were on the great canoe that ran aground.
Either way, these boulders are pretty cool and a lot of fun to crawl all over!
We ate lunch, hiked down the beach and watched the tide slowly cover and uncover these massive stones!
My only regret was the time of day we visited: midday.
There were a lot of people and the tide wasn't optimal.
While we didn't really have much of a choice due to our driving route, I do hear this place is magical (and highly deserted) during sunrise.
Now I bet that would have been something to behold!
What do you think? Erosion? A ship wreck? Or what?