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Shotover River

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Shotover River

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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