Koekohe Beach

Koekohe Beach in Otago is one of the most famous and unique beaches in the world. Known for their Moeraki Boulders, this beach has tan sand and ocean water that looks like cotton candy, reflecting the gorgeous conglomerate of colors from the sky above. The boulders are a mix of cyan blue, bright green algae, and grey sediment. Come to learn about the hundreds of legends that gave life to these boulders and enjoy a relaxing day in the sun. Peak at the gorgeous lighthouse and count the sea lions laying on the rocks. Come to walk in the sand and leave your mark on this ancient beach.

Getting There

Fly to Queenstown International Airport in New Zealand. If you are flying from Los Angeles, London or other international hubs, it is likely you will make a connection in Sydney, then continue on to Queenstown. There are multiple daily flights offered by Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand departing from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, so you have a number of options. Once in New Zealand, you can take a three-hour shuttle ride or car ride to the beach.