Riverton (Māori: Aparima) is a small town 30 kilometres west of Invercargill and located on the south-eastern shorelines of the Jacobs River Estuary. This is formed by the Aparima and Pourakino rivers, leading through a narrow outflow channel into Foveaux Strait. Accessible via State Highway 99 on the Southern Scenic Route, the main part of the town is on flat land (the Southland Plains) and the northern end of Oreti Beach. South Riverton is built on the hills (the Longwood Range) between the eastern shore of the estuary and Taramea Bay.

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  • Riverton (Māori: Aparima) is a small town 30 kilometres west of Invercargill and located on the south-eastern shorelines of the Jacobs River Estuary. This is formed by the Aparima and Pourakino rivers, leading through a narrow outflow channel into Foveaux Strait. Accessible via State Highway 99 on the Southern Scenic Route, the main part of the town is on flat land (the Southland Plains) and the northern end of Oreti Beach. South Riverton is built on the hills (the Longwood Range) between the eastern shore of the estuary and Taramea Bay. Riverton is the oldest permanent settlement of Southland and one of New Zealand's oldest towns. In 2011 Riverton residents celebrated the town's 175th anniversary. The main industry is fishing. Farming (especially dairying) has become more important economically as the fishing industry has been less productive due to competition and climate change. Support services such as transport, irrigation, engineering and various farm related contractors now play an important part in the local economy. The fish factory based on its main wharf has been converted to a butchery. The harbour is still quite busy, because, along with Bluff, it is a safe harbour for access to New Zealand's south / west seas. It is also popular for water skiing, rowing, fishing and catching the occasional flounder. Taramea Bay is a popular spot in the summer for Southland residents, as it provides safe swimming and excellent surf spots. Riverton is well known for dolphin spotting, as the mammals like to travel up into the estuary for feeding. The lumber industry developed in Riverton and sawmills processed the harvest; Pankhurst's Mill still supplies timber locally and to wider Southland. (en)
  • Riverton/Aparima ist eine kleine Hafenstadt im Southland District der Region Southland auf der Südinsel von Neuseeland. (de)
  • Riverton est une petite ville de l'Île du Sud de Nouvelle-Zélande, située à 30 km d'Invercargill dans le Southland, et au sud-est de l'estuaire du fleuve Aparima et de la rivière Pourakino. Sa population est de 1 431 habitants. (fr)
  • Riverton (maor. Aparima) – miasto w Nowej Zelandii. Położone w południowej części Wyspy Południowej, w regionie Southland, 1 343 mieszkańców. (dane szacunkowe - styczeń 2012). (pl)
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  • Riverton/Aparima ist eine kleine Hafenstadt im Southland District der Region Southland auf der Südinsel von Neuseeland. (de)
  • Riverton est une petite ville de l'Île du Sud de Nouvelle-Zélande, située à 30 km d'Invercargill dans le Southland, et au sud-est de l'estuaire du fleuve Aparima et de la rivière Pourakino. Sa population est de 1 431 habitants. (fr)
  • Riverton (maor. Aparima) – miasto w Nowej Zelandii. Położone w południowej części Wyspy Południowej, w regionie Southland, 1 343 mieszkańców. (dane szacunkowe - styczeń 2012). (pl)
  • Riverton (Māori: Aparima) is a small town 30 kilometres west of Invercargill and located on the south-eastern shorelines of the Jacobs River Estuary. This is formed by the Aparima and Pourakino rivers, leading through a narrow outflow channel into Foveaux Strait. Accessible via State Highway 99 on the Southern Scenic Route, the main part of the town is on flat land (the Southland Plains) and the northern end of Oreti Beach. South Riverton is built on the hills (the Longwood Range) between the eastern shore of the estuary and Taramea Bay. (en)
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  • Riverton (Neuseeland) (de)
  • Riverton, New Zealand (en)
  • Riverton (Nouvelle-Zélande) (fr)
  • Riverton (Nowa Zelandia) (pl)
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