Makarora River

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Makarora River
Mouth of the Makarora into Lake Wanaka

Mouth of the Makarora into Lake Wanaka

location Otago , South Island , New Zealand
River system Clutha River
Drain over Clutha River  → South Pacific
source Mount Aspiring National Park , near Haast Pass
muzzle Lake Wanaka Coordinates: 44 ° 18 ′ 33 "  S , 169 ° 10 ′ 17"  E 44 ° 18 ′ 33 "  S , 169 ° 10 ′ 17"  E

Right tributaries Fish River , Blue River , Ore Stream , Leven Stream , Young , Tiel Creek , Wilkin River
Small towns Makarora

The Makarora River is a river in the region Otago on the South Island of New Zealand .

Its source is in Mount Aspiring National Park on the southern flank of the Southern Alps near the Haast Pass , which forms the watershed between the valleys of the Makarora and Haast Rivers . The Makarora flows south, passes the place Makarora and flows into the north end of Lake Wanaka . The river is used for fishing and jet boating .

Especially in the middle and lower reaches, the river is an intertwined river . The New Zealand State Highway 6 follows the left bank.