Wairaurahiri River

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Wairaurahiri River
Mouth-of-the-Wairaurahiri-River.jpg
Mouth of the Wairaurahiri River
Origin Lake Hauroko
Mouth Foveaux Strait
Basin countries New Zealand
Length 27 kilometres
Source elevation 157 metres

The Wairaurahiri River is a river in southern Fiordland, New Zealand, draining Lake Hauroko into the sea. Many boats have got into trouble along its length, as the river flows quite quickly with grade-3 rapids, so the main boats that use the river are commercial jetboats.[1] There is a 157-metre (515 ft) drop from the source at Lake Hauroko to the mouth, which empties into Foveaux Strait.[2]

There is an active stoat and rat trapping programme set up along the length of the river and maintained by locals.[3]

References[edit]

"Place Name Detail: Wairaurahiri River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 46°12′01″S 167°14′26″E / 46.2004°S 167.2405°E / -46.2004; 167.2405