New Zealand facts & history in brief
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is a fast, forceful 'whitewater'
river it rushes southwards
through the gorge between the
Richardson and Harris Mountains
and joins the Kawarau
River near Queenstown.
It was the scene of many gold
strikes and feverish activity
during the 1860's.
Named after Shotover Park in
England, by William Rees, who
ran sheep station
at today's Queenstown.
Shotover River is well known
today for 'whitewater'
rafting and jet-boating.
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