Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Moeraki in the Video tab.
In Māori tradition the remarkable spherical boulders on Moeraki beach are eel pots – or baskets of kūmara (sweet potato) washed ashore from the Ārai-te-uru voyaging canoe. To scientists the boulders are concretions, formed around 60 million years ago from sediment and calcite.
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Canoes of the South Island
Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way – their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/
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