Dry River (New Zealand)

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Dry River
Origin Haurangi Forest Park
Mouth Ruamahanga River
Basin countries New Zealand

The Dry River is a river in the extreme southeast of the North Island of New Zealand. It feeds into the Ruamahanga River to the southwest of Martinborough. The headwaters are in the Haurangi Forest Park, and its eventual outflow (via the Ruamahanga River) is into Cook Strait at Palliser Bay.[1]

Dry River was the name of a sheep station about 1877, which later was renamed Dyerville. A vineyard called Dry River was established in the area in 1979.[2]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 53. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ "The Dry River Story". Retrieved 31 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 41°15′37″S 175°24′01″E / 41.26028°S 175.40028°E / -41.26028; 175.40028