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Burke River
Country New Zealand
Physical characteristics
Main source Southern Alps
River mouth Haast River
Length 16 km (10 mi)

The Burke River is a river of New Zealand's South Island, located in Mount Aspiring National Park. It flows east for 16 kilometres (10 mi) from close to the Mueller Pass, reaching the Haast River 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of the Haast Pass.

The river was named by Julius von Haast when he searched for a crossing from Otago to the West Coast. It is named for Robert O'Hara Burke of the Burke and Wills expedition. The nearby Wills River is named for William John Wills.

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