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The Thurso River is a river in northern Fiordland, New Zealand. It rises west of Mount Pembroke and flows westward into the Tasman Sea north of Milford Sound.
Fiordland is a geographic region of New Zealand in the south-western corner of the South Island, comprising the western-most third of Southland. Most of Fiordland is dominated by the steep sides of the snow-capped Southern Alps, deep lakes, and its steep, glacier-carved and now ocean-flooded western valleys. The name "Fiordland" comes from a variant spelling of the Scandinavian word for this type of steep valley, "fjord". The area of Fiordland is dominated by, and very roughly coterminous with, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's largest National Park.
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
The Tasman Sea is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand. It measures about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) across and about 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi) from north to south. The sea was named after the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, who was the first recorded European to encounter New Zealand and Tasmania. The British explorer Captain James Cook later extensively navigated the Tasman Sea in the 1770s as part of his first voyage of exploration.
The Eglinton River is located in the region of Southland in the southwest of New Zealand. It flows through Fiordland National Park for 50 kilometres (31 mi). Its headwaters are at Lake Gunn, 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Milford Sound, and it flows generally south before entering Lake Te Anau along the lake's eastern shore opposite the entrance to North Fiord.
Milford Sound Airport is a small but very busy airport in Milford Sound, in New Zealands Fiordland region of the South Island. It is mainly used by tourist / flightseeing operators.
The Waihao River is a natural watercourse in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island. It flows into the Wainono Lagoon near Studholme.
The Huxley River is in the South Island of New Zealand. It feeds into the Hopkins River which in turn feeds into Lake Ohau.
The Cleddau River is a river of New Zealand. It flows into the head of Milford Sound.
The Dark River, New Zealand is a river of Fiordland, New Zealand. It rises west of Barrier Peak and flows westward through Fiordland National Park into Lake Grave, which drains into Sutherland Sound.
The Edith River is a river of Fiordland, New Zealand. It rises to the west of the Edith Saddle and flows westward into Lake Alice, which drains into George Sound.
The George River is a river of Fiordland, New Zealand. It rises south of Lake Beddoes and flows westward into George Sound at Anchorage Cove.
The Glaisnock River is a river in the Southland Region of New Zealand. It arises between the Stuart and Franklin Mountains, and flows east and south-east into the North Fiord of Lake Te Anau.
The John o'Groats River is a river in northern Fiordland, New Zealand. It flows west to the Tasman Sea north of Milford Sound.
The Light River is a river of Fiordland, New Zealand. It rises west of Lake Quill and flows westward into Sutherland Sound.
The Otaio River is a river of the south Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It initially flows north from its source on the northern slopes of Mount Studholme in the Hunters Hills, turning northeast to enter the southern end of the Canterbury Plains. It then turns southeast, reaching the Pacific Ocean to the south of the town of St Andrews.
The Otekaieke River is a river in New Zealand, a tributary of the Waitaki River.
The Pitt River is a river in Fiordland, New Zealand. It rises north-west of Oilskin Pass and flows north-westward into Lake Beddoes.
The Stafford River is a river of the West Coast Region of New Zealand's South Island. It flows north, reaching the Tasman Sea 10 kilometres west of the western end of Jackson Bay.
The Talbot River is a river in northern Fiordland, New Zealand. A tributary of Joes River, it rises west of Gulliver Peak.
The Te Naihi River is a river of the Otago region of New Zealand's South Island. It flows generally northwest to reach the Waiatoto River 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Haast. Much of the river's length is within Mount Aspiring National Park.
The Waionepu River is a river of the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows generally west from its sources south of Maungatapere to reach the Waiotama River 20 kilometres southwest of Whangarei.
The Wolf River is a river in northern Fiordland, New Zealand. It rises near Mount Sutherland and flows westward to Madagascar Beach, between Martins Bay and Milford Sound.
"Place name detail: Thurso River". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand . Retrieved 12 July 2009.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with geographical information and surveying functions as well as handling land titles, and managing Crown land and property.
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