A dairy farm in New Zealand has been split in two by a giant sinkhole.

Farm drama

Farm drama

The amazing sight appeared on the farm near the town of Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand, where rock deposits from a 60,000-year-old volcano have become visible to the naked eye.

Speaking to TVNZ, volcanologist Brad Scott explained: ''This is pretty spectacular, it's a lot bigger than the ones I'd normally see.''

He said, too, that the dirt at the bottom of the sinkhole was ''the original 60,000-year-old volcanic deposit that came out of this crater''.

Meanwhile, Colin Tremain - the farmer - revealed that the situation had occurred overnight as he was sleeping.