List of rivers of New Zealand by length

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This is a list of the longest rivers in New Zealand, and some other prominent rivers, ordered by length.

South Island rivers are marked "SI", and North Island rivers "NI".

Main article: Rivers of New Zealand

The 10 longest rivers[edit]

  1. Waikato River (NI) - 425 km (264 mi)
  2. Clutha River or Matau River (SI) - 322 km (200 mi)
  3. Whanganui River (NI) - 290 km (180 mi)
  4. Taieri River (SI) - 288 km (179 mi)
  5. Rangitikei River (NI) - 241 km (150 mi)
  6. Mataura River (SI) - 240 km (149 mi)
  7. Waiau River, Southland (SI) - 217 km (135 mi)
  8. Clarence River (SI) - 209 km (130 mi)
  9. Waitaki River (SI) - 209 km (130 mi)
  10. Oreti River (SI) - 203 km (126 mi)

Other prominent rivers[edit]

Over 100 kilometres[edit]

50 to 100 kilometres[edit]

Under 50 kilometres[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Air New Zealand Almanac 1989. Wellington: New Zealand Press Association.