Greenstone River

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Not to be confused with the Big Hohonu River on the West Coast of New Zealand, also called the Greenstone River.
Greenstone River
Greenstone Valley.JPG
Origin Ailsa Mountains
Mouth Lake Wakatipu
Basin countries New Zealand

The Greenstone River is a river in the Otago Region of New Zealand. It arises as the McKellar Branch in the Ailsa Mountains and as the Pass Burn in the Thomson Mountains, and joins the Caples River to flow into upper Lake Wakatipu.[1] It is probably named because greenstone was found in the area.[2] The Greenstone Track follows the river north along the McKellar Branch to Lake McKellar, joining the Hollyford Track.[3] Another track follows the Pass Burn and reaches North Mavora Lake.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 95. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 459. 
  3. ^ "Greenstone & Caples tracks". Department of Conservation. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mavora - Greenstone Walkway". Department of Conservation. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 

Coordinates: 44°56′35″S 168°18′54″E / 44.94306°S 168.31500°E / -44.94306; 168.31500