Urban AreaPopulation1,080 (2006 est.)
NameAshburton District Council
Population27,600 (2006 est.)
Pacific Ocean to the
Southern Alps, and the

Rangitata River to the
Rakaia River, including
the towns of Methven,
Mount Somers, and Rakaia

The town of Rakaia is seated close to the southern banks of the Rakaia River on the Canterbury Plains in 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 river at this point. Both bridges are approximately 1750 metres in length. Rakaia was also the junction of the Methven Branch, a branch line railway 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.

External links

* [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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