The Hakataramea River flows generally south through the Hakataramea Valley, which is separated from the more inland Mackenzie Basin by the Kirkliston Range in Canterbury, New Zealand.
A major tributary of the Waitaki River, it flows for 70 kilometres before joining the river from the northeast just below the town of Kurow in the village of Hakataramea.
- ^ "Hakataramea River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
Coordinates: 44°44′S 170°29′E / 44.733°S 170.483°E