Waikari River (Hawke's Bay)

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Waikari River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Maungaharuru Range
870 metres (2,850 ft)
River mouth Hawke Bay
0 m (0 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 35 km (22 mi)

The Waikari River is a river of the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows generally east from its sources at the northern end of the Maungaharuru Range to reach Hawke Bay 25 kilometres southwest of Wairoa.

In the 1931 earthquake a tsunami hit the river mouth, leaving fish up to 15 metres above the high tide level.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tsunami - Hawke's Bay Emergency Management Group". www.hbemergency.govt.nz. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 

Coordinates: 39°10′8″S 177°4′59″E / 39.16889°S 177.08306°E / -39.16889; 177.08306