Guide River

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Guide River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Marlborough Region
River mouth Acheron River

The Guide River is a river in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand. It starts near Barefell Pass on the eastern side of the Rachel Range and flows south-east to join the Acheron River, which joins the Clarence River and eventually drains into the Pacific Ocean.[1]

The river was discovered by Sir Frederick Weld and his station manager in 1850,[2] who named it because it guided them from the Barefell Pass to the Acheron River (which they misidentified as the Clarence River).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 66. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ "South Island Exploration". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. 1966. 
  3. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. pp. 303–4. 

Coordinates: 42°15′47″S 173°04′43″E / 42.26306°S 173.07861°E / -42.26306; 173.07861