Last Modified: 28-10-2020 20:04
By: Christopher Cookson
The Brown River is a small tributary of the Rai River with its source in the Bryant Range west of Rai Saddle. Its confluence with the Rai is a bit less than a kilometre north of the Rai Valley township, where a small reserve is located. A significant amount of the Brown River catchment has native forest cover, although the last part of its course till its confluence with the Rai is through farmland. The Brown River is the north-western most river in the Marlborough District. The Brown River catchment is home to a breding population of New Zealand's endangered long tailed bats.
There are bridges over the Brown River on State Highway Six and Opouri Road.
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Cookson, C. (2020). Brown River. Retrieved August, 13, 2022, from https://www.marlboroughonline.co.nz/marlborough/information/geography/rivers/brown-river/