Hapuku River

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Hapuku River
Origin Seaward Kaikoura Range
Mouth South Pacific Ocean
Basin countries New Zealand

The Hapuku River is a river of New Zealand. It begins in the Seaward Kaikoura Range and flows south-east to enter the South Pacific at Hapuka, between Clarence and Kaikoura.[1] The name comes from the Māori word Hapuku or Hapuka, a deep-water marine fish.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 67. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 303–4. 

Coordinates: 42°19′38″S 173°44′22″E / 42.327231°S 173.739502°E / -42.327231; 173.739502