Rakaia Urban Area Population 1,080 (2006 est.) Territorial
Name Ashburton District Council Population 27,600 (2006 est.) Extent Pacific Oceanto the Southern Alps, and the
Rangitata Riverto the Rakaia River, including
the towns of Methven,
Mount Somers, and Rakaia Regional
The town of Rakaia is seated close to the southern banks of the
Rakaia Riveron the Canterbury Plainsin New Zealand's South Island, on State Highway 1 and the Main South Line. Immediately north of the township are the country's longest road bridge and longest rail bridge, both of which cross the wide shingle beds of the braided riverat this point. Both bridges are approximately 1750 metres in length. Rakaia was also the junction of the Methven Branch, a branch linerailway to Methven that operated from 1880 until its closure in 1976.
A township of under 1000 people, its most obvious feature is a large
fibreglass salmon. The river from which the town takes its name is known for its salmon fishing and jetboating.
* [http://www.ashburtontourism.co.nz/newzealand/rakaia/ Rakaia Tourism subpage]
* [http://rakaia.co.nz/index_files/rakaia_history.htm Brief history of Rakaia]
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