Geology of the Provinces of Canterbury and Westland, New Zealand : a report comprising the results of official explorations
Four miles south of the Weheka, another large glacier river enters the sea. It is named the Karangarua. Its northern main branch has a length, of, twenty miles, and his valley has nearly straight north-west course; it issues from, a glacier which must be of considerable size, being formed by a large snow-field laying here on the Western flanks of the Moorhouse range; well visible from the coast Ten'miles above its mouth, an important confluent joins page 228the main valley from the south, and drains the Southern Alps for a considerable distance, as far south as the ranges east of Docherty's Pass. It has many affluents, issuing from glaciers of smaller size, formed opposite the glaciers at the head of the Rivers Dobson, Hopkins (Lake Ohau system) and Landsborough, main tributary of the River Haast.