Fox River (Buller)

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For the river running from the Fox Glacier, see Fox River (Westland).
Fox River
Fox River, Buller.jpg
Country New Zealand
Main source Paparoa Range
River mouth Tasman Sea

The Fox River is a river in the Buller District of New Zealand. It arises in the Paparoa Range near Mount Dewar and flows north-west through the Paparoa National Park to the Tasman Sea at Woodpecker Bay[1] The river passes through a spectacular gorge. The northern branch of the river has limestone caves containing stalactite and stalagmite formations. The river was named after William Fox, a gold prospector.[2]

A hiking track leads from State Highway 6 near the mouth of the river up to the caves.[3]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 63. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 296. 
  3. ^ "Fox River Caves". Retrieved 22 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 42°02′28″S 171°23′52″E / 42.04111°S 171.39778°E / -42.04111; 171.39778