Check out this wicked awesome rock!!
This awesome formation is aptly known as “Split Apple Rock”. It is probably one of the more unique rock formations that I have seen. It is located in Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand’s South Island. As the with the Pancake Rocks post a few weeks ago I was in the area for a conference and was touring around afterwards. Split Apple Rock is composed of granite.
The theory on its formation is an interesting one. From what I have been able to discover online, which is very limited, the consensus is that this formation had a glacial origin and that it formed due to freeze-thaw fracturing, although I am not sure that this fully explains it. I realize that this area was glaciated, however, I would think erosion by sea spray on an already existing fracture could make something like this too. If you know more about this rock please comment or simply state your opinion!! Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures.