Mingha River

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Mingha River
Origin Southern Alps
Mouth Bealey River
Basin countries New Zealand
Length 11 km (6.8 mi)
Source elevation 1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Mouth elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)

The Mingha River is a river of the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It flows east then south from its origin on the slopes of Mt Temple, meeting the Bealey River 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of Arthur's Pass.

Together with Goat Pass, elevation 1,071 metres (3,514 ft), and the Deception River, the Mingha valley forms a route across the Southern Alps known as the Mingha/Deception. It is used for the mountain running segment of the annual Coast to Coast race.

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  • "Place Name Detail: Mingha River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  • New Zealand 1:50000 topographic map sheet BV20 - Otira

Coordinates: 42°59′S 171°35′E / 42.983°S 171.583°E / -42.983; 171.583