Hook, New Zealand

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Hook is located in New Zealand

Hook is a lightly populated locality in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.[1] It is situated on coastal plains by the Pacific Ocean and Wainono Lagoon. Hook River flows through Hook into the Wainono Lagoon. The nearest town is Waimate, approximately 8 km to the southwest, and other nearby localities include Makikihi to the north, Waiariari to the west, and Studholme to the south.

State Highway 82 diverges from State Highway 1 in Hook, and the Main South Line railway passes through the locality. The railway was opened on 1 February 1877 but Hook station is now closed.[2]


  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Hook". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2007. 
  2. ^ John Yonge (editor), New Zealand Railway and Tramway Atlas, fourth edition (Essex: Quail Map Company, 1993), 23.

Coordinates: 44°41′S 171°08′E / 44.683°S 171.133°E / -44.683; 171.133