Heaphy River

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Heaphy River
Nikau palms along the Heaphy River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
River mouth Tasman Sea (Karamea Bight)
Physical characteristics
Length 26 kilometres (16 mi)

The Heaphy River is a river of the northwestern South Island of New Zealand. It flows through Kahurangi National Park, rising on the northern slopes of Amohia Peak and initially flowing northwest before turning southwest to reach the Tasman Sea 30 kilometres north of Karamea. Stages of the Heaphy Track follow the lower course of this river, with the track reaching the coast at the river's mouth.

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"Place Name Detail: Heaphy River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 40°59′S 172°06′E / 40.983°S 172.100°E / -40.983; 172.100