Havelock River

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Havelock River
Country New Zealand
Physical characteristics
Main source Southern Alps
River mouth Rangitata River

The Havelock River is a river of New Zealand. The river source is in the Cloudy Peak Range, part of the Southern Alps, between Sceptre Peak and Outram Peak. It joins the Rangitata River which flows into the Canterbury Bight between Ashburton and Temuka.[1]

The river was named by Sir Julius von Haast on 12 March 1861 after Sir Henry Havelock, a British general.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 74–75. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 382. 

Coordinates: 43°31′S 170°47′E / 43.517°S 170.783°E / -43.517; 170.783