The Upper Clutha Basin, and the Clutha River
The Cardrona, Hawea, Makarora and Matukituki rivers all feed into the Clutha Mata-Au (formerly Molyneaux). The longest river in the South Island of New Zealand. Wanaka airport is just left of center, and Wanaka township, out of sight to the right.
A large quantity of gold was extracted by up to 187 gold dredges, that worked the river in the late 1800’s.
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