Crow River (Canterbury)

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For the tributary of the Karamea River, see Crow River, West Coast.
Crow River
Origin Mount Rolleston
Mouth Waimakariri River
Basin countries New Zealand
Length 8 km (5.0 mi)
Source elevation 1,270 m (4,170 ft)
Mouth elevation 720 m (2,360 ft)

The Crow River is a river located in Arthur's Pass National Park, Canterbury, New Zealand. It arises near Mount Rolleston and flows south into the Waimakariri River.[1]

The river was named after a kōkako, sometimes called orange-wattled crow, which was seen in 1865 during an exploration of the area. The South Island kōkako was last seen in the 1930s and is probably extinct.[2]

The New Zealand Department of Conservation maintains a tramping track alongside the river,[2] and a backcountry hut is available for trampers.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 69. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ a b "Arthur's Pass: Avalanche Peak - Crow River route". New Zealand Department of Conservation. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Crow Hut". New Zealand Department of Conservation. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 

Coordinates: 42°59′00″S 171°30′40″E / 42.9834°S 171.5110°E / -42.9834; 171.5110