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Clutha River at Lake Wānaka’s outlet (1st of 2)

Clutha River at Lake Wānaka’s outlet

The Clutha River/Mata-Au starts its 338-kilometre journey to the sea at Lake Wānaka’s outlet (middle distance). The lake is fed by rivers rising in the Southern Alps (background). The Hāwea River, Lake Hāwea’s outlet, joins the Clutha near Albert Town (foreground), now a suburb of Wānaka.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago places - Clutha River/Mata-Au', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 March 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015