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Waimakariri River

Waimakariri River

This is a view from the Binser Saddle of the braided Waimakariri River. Winding eastward from its source in the Southern Alps, it is the largest river in Arthur’s Pass National Park. The pass, at the heart of the park, cuts through the mountains, connecting Canterbury with the West Coast.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Western and central South Island parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015