Fish River (New Zealand)

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Fish River, New Zealand
Country New Zealand
Physical characteristics
Main source Southern Alps
River mouth Makarora River

The Fish River, New Zealand is a river in the Otago Region of New Zealand. A tributary of the Makarora River, it rises east of Mount Burke and flows south-eastward through Mount Aspiring National Park, crossing State Highway 6 at 44° 6.97'S 169° 20.66'E,[1] to join that river south of Haast Pass.[2]

The river was named by Julius von Haast in 1863[3][4] Charles Cameron travelled up the Fish River a few weeks earlier.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fish River Bridge". 2004. 
  2. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 79. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  3. ^ Reed, Alexander Wyclif (1975). Place names of New Zealand. p. 125. 
  4. ^ Heinrich Ferdinand Von Haast, Julius von Haast (1948). The life and times of Sir Julius von Haast, explorer, geologist, museum builder. p. 276. 
  5. ^ McClymont, W. G. (1959). The exploration of New Zealand. p. 83. 
  6. ^ "Haast Pass". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. 1966. 

Coordinates: 44°07′S 169°20′E / 44.117°S 169.333°E / -44.117; 169.333