Shag River (Waihemo)

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Panorama overlooking Shag Point, on the north side of the mouth of the Shag River.

Shag River (Waihemo) is located in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.[1] It rises in the Kakanui Range, flowing southeast for 50 kilometres (31 mi) before reaching the Pacific Ocean near the town of Palmerston. The Dunback Branch railway that operated from the 1880s to 1989 largely followed the route of the river from its junction with the Main South Line in Palmerston to its terminus in Dunback.


  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Shag River (Waihemo)". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 45°29′S 170°49′E / 45.483°S 170.817°E / -45.483; 170.817