Wakamarina River

The Wakamarina River is a river of the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island. It flows generally northeast from its origins in the Richmond Range to reach the Pelorus River at the settlement of Canvastown, 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Havelock. In 1864, gold was found in the river near Havelock, and soon 6,000 men were working in the area. The gold rush did not last long and most miners moved on to the West Coast Gold Rush.[1]

Wakamarina River
Canvastown Wakamarina River.JPG
CountryNew Zealand
Physical characteristics
 • locationRichmond Range
 • location
Pelorus River
Length24 km (15 mi)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McLintock, A. H., ed. (22 April 2009) [First published in 1966]. "Wakamarina and the West Coast". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Te Manatū Taonga. Retrieved 11 October 2015.

"Place name detail: Wakamarina River". New Zealand Gazetteer. New Zealand Geographic Board. Retrieved 12 July 2009.

Coordinates: 41°17′S 173°40′E / 41.283°S 173.667°E / -41.283; 173.667