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Ongarue River
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The Ongarue River near the mouth at Taumarunui
Native name Ōngarue
Country New Zealand
Region Manawatū-Whanganui
Towns Taumarunui
Settlements Ongarue, Waimiha
Physical characteristics
Main source Hauhungaroa Range
Pureora
1,100 m (3,600 ft)
River mouth Whanganui River
Taumarunui
144 m (472 ft)
Length 73 km (45 mi)
Basin features
Progression Ongarue RiverWhanganui River
River system Whanganui River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Maramataha River, Taringamotu River
Waterfalls Wilton Falls, Kawauariki Falls

The Ongarue River is a river of the Waikato and Manawatū-Whanganui regions of New Zealand's North Island. A major tributary of the Whanganui River, it flows west then south from its sources in the Hauhungaroa Range northwest of Lake Taupo, passing through the town of Taumarunui before reaching the Whanganui River.

Tributaries of the Ongarue include the Maramataha River and the Taringamotu River.

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