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Taieri River

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Business Type: Fourth Longest River

Overview

The fourth longest river, the Taieri at 200km, flows through Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. This part of Otago is steeped in history with many interesting places to visit along the way....

Address: Taieri Mouth Dunedin & Otago

Description

From its origin in the Lammerlaw Ranges, it flows north then east to southeast before reaching the Pacific Ocean, 30 km south of Dunedin.

Its upper reaches take many twists and turns across the Maniototo Plains before running through two small hydroelectric power stations.

Then entering the glacial valley of Strath-Taieri and the Taieri Gorge – home of the Taieri Gorge Railway.

With so many places to visit within the area and activities to keep you going – it’s just a matter of which one to choose!

Taieri River Track starting at the Taieri Mouth is an 8 km walk – two hours one way.

Trout fishing, kayaking, cycling are all great activities for the area.

The Otago Central Rail Trail – cycle trail, runs close to the river and a great way to see some of this part of New Zealand.

Locations

Taieri Mouth, South Island

Photo Gallery

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