Doubtful River (New Zealand)

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Doubtful River
Origin Southern Alps
Mouth Boyle River
Basin countries New Zealand
Length 13 km (8.1 mi)
Source elevation 1,166 m (3,825 ft)
Mouth elevation 531 m (1,742 ft)

The Doubtful River is a river in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand. It rises near Mount Barron and flows south then south-east through Lake Sumner Forest Park, reaching the Boyle River 40 kilometres west of Hanmer Springs. The Doubtful Range lies to the south. The Doubtless River and Devilskin Stream are tributaries entering from the north.[1]

The New Zealand Department of Conservation maintains a tramping track alongside the river, with routes off to the north[2] and south.[3] Backcountry huts are available for trampers near the junctions with the Devilskin Stream[4] and Doubtless River.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 70–71. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ "Nina valley to Doubtful valley via Devilskin Saddle". New Zealand Department of Conservation. Retrieved 15 August 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Doubtful valley to Hope valley, via Lake Man". New Zealand Department of Conservation. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Doubtful Hut". New Zealand Department of Conservation. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Doubtless Hut". New Zealand Department of Conservation. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 

Coordinates: 42°33′S 172°21′E / 42.550°S 172.350°E / -42.550; 172.350