Story: Otago region

Tors on the Rock and Pillar Range

Tors on the Rock and Pillar Range

The Rock and Pillar Range is topped with distinctive tors (foreground) – schist outcrops which have weathered less rapidly than the surrounding rocks. This view looks east across the Strath Taieri basin.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015