Doon River

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Doon River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Fiordland National Park
River mouth Lake Te Anau
204 m (669 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 10 km (6.2 mi)

The Doon River is a river in the Southland Region of New Zealand. It arises near Mount Donald and flows south-east into the south-west arm of Lake Te Anau.[1][2]

The river was explored by Quintin McPherson McKinnon and G. Tucker in 1887.[3]

In 2002, the rainfall at Doon River was 8,719 millimetres (343 in), the highest in that year of any area in New Zealand with a regularly reporting rain gauge.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 97. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 444. 
  3. ^ "McKINNON, Quintin McPherson". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. 1966. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Climate Summary for 2002". National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. 9 January 2003. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 

Coordinates: 45°08′35″S 167°29′09″E / 45.14306°S 167.48583°E / -45.14306; 167.48583