Goulter River

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Goulter River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Richmond Range
River mouth Wairau River

The Goulter River is a river in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It rises in the Richmond Range near Lake Chalice. The lake was formed by a landslip about 2000 years ago, which dammed the river. The lake has no outlet, but water seeps through the landslip rubble into the Goulter.[1] The river flows counter-clockwise around Mount Patriarch to join the Wairau River.[2]

The river was discovered by Cyrus Goulter, Joseph Ward and Harry Redwood in 1857. Goulter later became Speaker of the Marlborough District Council.[3]

Goulter River runs through native bush and contains trout suitable for fishing. A walkway runs the length of the river.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lake Chalice". Marlborough Online. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 59. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  3. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 298. 
  4. ^ "Goulter River Trout Fishing". Retrieved 16 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 41°39′S 173°13′E / 41.650°S 173.217°E / -41.650; 173.217