Pareora River

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Pareora River
Country New Zealand
Main source Hunters Hills
River mouth Pacific Ocean
Physical characteristics
Length 56 km (35 mi)

The Pareora River is a river of the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It has its origins in several small streams flowing from the Hunters Hills, and flows north before turning southeast to reach the Pacific ocean at the southern end of the township of Pareora, 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of Timaru. The river ends in a hapua-type river mouth, this means the flow to the ocean is impeded by a gravel bank.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Creed 2014


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

Creed, Sam (2014). A classification of small hapua-type river mouths on the mixed sand and gravel coasts of Canterbury, New Zealand (PDF) (Thesis). University of Canterbury. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 

Coordinates: 44°30′S 171°13′E / 44.500°S 171.217°E / -44.500; 171.217