Fairhall River

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Fairhall River
Country New Zealand
Main source Marlborough
River mouth Opawa River

The Fairhall River is a river in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It arises near Blairich Pass and flows north-east to join the Ōpaoa River between Renwick and Blenheim. The locality of Fairhall is east of the river.[1] The river and locality were named in 1847 for a chainman in a survey team in the area.[2]

A vineyard, Fairhall Downs, was established in the river valley in 1982.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 60. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 295. 
  3. ^ "Fairhall Downs Estate Wines". Retrieved 26 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 41°31′S 173°53′E / 41.517°S 173.883°E / -41.517; 173.883