Clarence, New Zealand

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Clarence is located in New Zealand Marlborough
Coordinates: 42°9′19″S 173°55′42″E / 42.15528°S 173.92833°E / -42.15528; 173.92833
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough

Clarence is a small town in Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand. It was named after King William IV of the United Kingdom, who prior to his accession was Duke of Clarence.

It lies on State Highway 1, 30 kilometres north of Kaikoura, near the mouth of the Clarence River.


  • Reed, A. W. (2002). The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names. Auckland: Reed Books. ISBN 0-7900-0761-4. 

Coordinates: 42°10′S 173°56′E / 42.167°S 173.933°E / -42.167; 173.933