Travel Photo of the Moment Rakaia Gorge

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Rakaia Gorge and was taken by geoftheref

Rakaia Gorge-geoftheref267

Creative Commons License Photo credit: geoftheref

The Rakaia Gorge is located on the Rakaia River, which is in turn located in Canterbury in New Zealand‘s South Island. The Rakaia River is one of the largest braided rivers in New Zealand, flowing hundreds of miles from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. For most of its length, the Rakaia River is very wide, with the Rakaia Gorge standing as the only part of the river where it is forced through a narrow area.