Gorge River

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Gorge River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Hope Blue River Range
River mouth Tasman Sea

The Gorge River is a river on the West Coast of New Zealand. It arises in the Hope Blue River Range and flows south-west into the Tasman Sea. Its tributaries include the Duncan River and Jerry River.[1][2] It passes through Cascade Forest. Its mouth is about 15 km north-east of Awarua Point. The Gorge Islands are very small islands near the mouth.[3] At its mouth, it is a fast tidal river.[4]

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  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 88. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 190–191. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 298. 
  4. ^ Stewart, G.G. (1 March 1937). "A Wilderness of Enchantment — South Westland and Beyond. — New Zealand's least known but most fascinating territory. — Chronicle of a trip made by Mr. G. H. Mackley, General Manager of the New Zealand Railways, and the writer". The New Zealand Railways Magazine. 11 (12): 13. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 44°11′S 168°12′E / 44.183°S 168.200°E / -44.183; 168.200