Story: Canterbury places

Crossing the Rakaia River

Crossing the Rakaia River

The largest of Canterbury’s rivers, the Rakaia runs from glaciers to the sea. Near its head, you can only reach farms on the north bank by crossing on horseback or in a truck.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Mid-Canterbury ranges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015