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New Zealand River photos

Rivers in Fiordland photos
Hutt River photos
Wainuiomata River photos
Waikato River photos
Taramakau River photos
Mangawhero River photos
Pororari River photos
Waimangu photos
Whanganui River photo
Pelorus River photos
More Rivers in New Zealand photos


New Zealand has a great number of rivers because of high rainfall in many parts of the country. The longest river is The Waikato is 425 km long, and is the location of the Huka Falls. The Whanganui is another prominent river in the North Island and is the longest navigable river.

The South Island contains many rivers that drain away the melted snow from the Southern Alps mountains. These rivers usually have a strange light blue colour, due to the glaciated eroded particles of rock suspended in the water reflecting sunlight.

Fiordland National Park is famous for it's multitude of waterfalls side by side, and the water is reputed to be the cleanest in the world.

Te Waikoropupu springs near Takaka in the South Island has a stunning 62 metres of horizontal visibility making it the world'sclearest fresh water, and the second clearest water in the world after the sea-water under the Antartica ice shelf.

Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)


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