Whakapapa River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWhakapapa River
Whakapapa River near Owhango
|Main source||Mount Ruapehu
|River mouth||Whanganui River
255 m (837 ft)
|Length||65 km (40 mi)|
|Progression||Whakapapanui Stream → Whakapapa River → Whanganui River|
|River system||Whanganui River|
The Whakapapa River in New Zealand trickles off the Whakapapa skifield of Mount Ruapehu, down the western slopes of the mountain, passing near Ōwhango before finally merging with the Whanganui River just east of Kakahi.
Peter McIntyre had a home near Kakahi overlooking the confluence of the Whanganui and Whakapapa rivers, and painted several oil landscapes of the Whakapapa River. After his death, the Whakapapa River undermined the white pumice cliffs where his house was built and claimed the house as its own.
Occasionally people kayak a 7.5-kilometre (4.7 mi) stretch of the river from near Ōwhango ( ) to near Kakahi ( ).
|Tributary Name||Length (km)||km From Mouth||Confluence Coordinates|
|Mount Ruapehu||River Source|
|Whanganui River||River Mouth||0 km|
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