Story: Ports and harbours

The port of Westport

The port of Westport

Westport has a river port that can be difficult to navigate. This dredge is working to clear the mouth of the Buller River. The port is in the distance, on the left side of the river.

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Gavin McLean, 'Ports and harbours - Types of ports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 30 Jul 2015