Large round boulders are well known icons of New Zealand that many travellers go to see. The well-known Moeraki Boulders in the South Island are not the only ones in NZ though. In the Far North there are the Koutu boulders which are even larger than the ones! Koutu boulders are a short drive out of Opononi and next to the Hokianga harbour. There are two different car parks to the boulders provided by the district council. The first is right at the trailhead with clearly marked signs. This is an easy flat walk for all ages to the boulders; it’s only a few minute walk to some of the boulders, but the really big ones are over 1km down the shore or about a 45 minute walk away. The other parking lot for Koutu boulders is much smaller and further up the hill. While this is a shorter walking distance to the larger boulders, the path is steep. The round rocks known as Moeraki Boulders are popular with many travellers, but you can check out the lesser known Koutu boulders if travelling around the Far North of New Zealand.
Tip: best to view these rocks around low tide (2 hrs before or after low tide is fine)
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