Jan 19, 2014

Picture of the Day: Split Apple Rock

 

SPLIT APPLE ROCK

 

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Photograph by Rosino on Flickr

 

Split Apple Rock is a geological rock formation in The Tasman Bay off the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The rock, made of granite, looks like an apple split in half. The popular tourist attraction is located in the Tasman Sea approximately 50 metres off the coast between Kaiteriteri and Marahau. [Source]

The cleft to produce two sides of the ‘apple’ was a natural occurrence but it is unknown when it occurred.

According to Wonder Walkers, to see the rock head to Kaiteriteri Beach towards Marahau. Follow the back road between these two towns and turn right into Tokongawa Drive. 1.5km from there turn right at Moonraker Way to the car park. The beach can not be accessed at high tide.

 

 

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