Spey River (Southland)

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For the river in the Tasman region of New Zealand, see Spey River (Tasman).
Spey River
Mouth Lake Manapouri
Basin countries New Zealand
Source elevation 1,080 metres (3,540 ft)
Mouth elevation 176 metres (577 ft)

The Spey River is a river in the Southland Region of New Zealand. Its entire length lies within the Fiordland National Park. The Spey rises at the Mckenzie Pass and Murrell's Pass either side of Mt Horatio (1,380 metres (4,530 ft), and the river flows in a northeasterly direction, emptying into the West Arm of Lake Manapouri adjacent to the intake of the Manapouri Power Station.[1][2] The Dusky Track follows the Spey valley for much of the river's length.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map series: Sheet CE06 – Lake Roe
  2. ^ New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map series: Sheet CD06 – Deep Cove
  3. ^ "Dusky Track: Track Description". New Zealand Department of Conservation. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 45°31′36″S 167°16′23.5″E / 45.52667°S 167.273194°E / -45.52667; 167.273194