South Opuha River

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South Opuha River
Origin Two Thumbs Range
Mouth Opuha Lake
Basin countries New Zealand
Length 30 km (19 mi)

The South Opuha River is a river of the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It flows south down a valley between the Two Thumbs Range and the Sherwood Range from its origins northwest of Mount Misery before turning southeast around the southern end of the Sherwood Range to reach the western shore of Opuha Lake, of which it is a major inflow.[1]

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  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: South Opuha River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 

Coordinates: 43°59′43″S 170°51′29″E / 43.995377°S 170.858135°E / -43.995377; 170.858135