Story: Marlborough places

Sawcut Gorge

Sawcut Gorge

Some 12 kilometres up the Waimā (Ure) River from State Highway One, Sawcut Gorge is a 50-metre long limestone chasm on Isolation Creek, around 150 metres deep but only 2 metres wide at its narrowest.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Awatere valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015