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State Highway 7 passing through Ikamatua
State Highway 7 passing through Ikamatua
Ikamatua is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 42°16′17.13″S 171°41′3.77″E / 42.2714250°S 171.6843806°E / -42.2714250; 171.6843806Coordinates: 42°16′17.13″S 171°41′3.77″E / 42.2714250°S 171.6843806°E / -42.2714250; 171.6843806
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast
Territorial authority Buller District
Time zone New Zealand Standard Time (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+13)
Website http://www.ikamatua.net.nz/

Ikamatua is a small village on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand.

It is located on the State Highway 7 inland route, 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Greymouth and 28 kilometres (17 mi) south of Reefton. It has a population of under 200.[1]

In 1946, 4 km north of Ikamatua, the floating Grey River gold dredge dug its way across State Highway 7, and the main Greymouth to Westport railway link, to move into its new mining area in the Blackwater Valley. This was the first and only time that such an event has occurred in New Zealand.[2]


  1. ^ "Ikamatua". Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Latham, Darrell. The Golden Reefs. p. 417. 

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