Conway River (New Zealand)

The Conway River is part of the traditional boundary between the Canterbury and Marlborough regions in the South Island of New Zealand.

Conway River
Conway River Bridge, Inland Kaikoura Road
CountryNew Zealand
Physical characteristics
  locationAmuri Range
Pacific Ocean
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It arises in the Amuri Range near Palmer Saddle and runs for 30 kilometres (19 mi) south-east through the Hundalee Hills at the south end of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains before turning north-east and reaching the Pacific Ocean 30 kilometres south of Kaikoura. The Charwell River is a tributary.[1] It was probably named after the River Conwy in North Wales, as this was the origin of Thomas Hanmer, an owner of Hawkeswood Station near this river during the 1850s.[2]


  1. Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 73. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 371.