Waipara River

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The Waipara River is a river in the South Island of New Zealand. The river is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) long, and its catchment area is 726 square kilometres (280 sq mi).[1]

The river passes through the small town of Waipara on its 45-kilometre (28 mi) southeastward journey to the Pacific Ocean at the Northern end of Pegasus Bay.

A smaller Waipara River also drains from the Bonar Glacier on Mount Aspiring before joining the Arawhata River and flowing northwest into the Tasman Sea near Jackson Bay.


  1. ^ Introduction - Waipara Environment Canterbury

Coordinates: 43°09′06″S 172°47′59″E / 43.1516°S 172.7998°E / -43.1516; 172.7998