|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|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). Google snippet view "New Zealand alpine journal"]. New Zealand alpine journal 14: 6.
- "Renewable Energy Assessment" (PDF). West Coast Regional Council. 4 August 2008. p. 65. Retrieved 13 August 2009.[dead link]
- Land Information New Zealand - Search for Place Names
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