Conway River (New Zealand)

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Conway River
Conway River Bridge, Canterbury, New Zealand.jpg
Conway River Bridge, Inland Kaikoura Road
Origin Amuri Range
Mouth Pacific Ocean
Basin countries New Zealand
Mouth elevation 0 m (0 ft)

The Conway River is part of the traditional boundary between the Canterbury and Marlborough regions in the South Island of New Zealand.

It arises in the Amuri Range near Palmer Saddle and runs for thirty kilometres south-east through the Hundalee Hills at the south end of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains before turning north-east and reaching the Pacific Ocean 30 kilometres south of Kaikoura. The Charwell River is a tributary.[1] It was probably named after the River Conwy in North Wales, as this was the origin of Thomas Hanmer, an owner of Hawkeswood Station near this river during the 1850s.[2]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 73. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 371. 

Coordinates: 42°37′S 173°28′E / 42.617°S 173.467°E / -42.617; 173.467