|Main source||Southern Alps|
|River mouth||Waiatoto River|
|Length||12 kilometres (7.5 mi)|
The Drake River is a river of New Zealand. It is located in southern Westland, and flows entirely within the Mount Aspiring National Park. The river follows a southerly course for seven kilometres before turning northeast to flow another five kilometres before reaching the Waiatoto River.
The tributaries of the river were probably surveyed and named by Mueller in 1885.
There is potential for a 30 MW power-generating plant at the junction of the Drake and Waiatoto Rivers.
- Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 78. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.
- Club, New Zealand Alpine (1951). "New Zealand alpine journal". New Zealand alpine journal. 14: 6.
- "Renewable Energy Assessment" (PDF). West Coast Regional Council. 4 August 2008. p. 65. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
- Land Information New Zealand - Search for Place Names
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