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For the other range of this name in New Zealand, see Butler Range (West Coast).
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Butler Range
Butler Range (top centre) to the right of the Rakaia River
Country New Zealand
Region Canterbury

The Butler Range is a range located in the Ashburton District of Canterbury on the South Island of New Zealand. To the south of the range is the Rakaia River. The area was first farmed by Samuel Butler, who called his holding Mesopotamia Station. The highest peak of Butler Range is Lauper Peak at 2,485 metres (8,153 ft), named after the Swiss-born explorer Jakob Lauper. Mount Butler (2,103 metres or 6,900 feet) is located further south in the Butler Range and is also named after Samuel Butler.

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