|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Length||14 km (8.7 mi)|
The Townshend River is a river of the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It rises in the Puketeraki Range 20 kilometres north of Springfield and flows generally east to reach the Ashley River 10 kilometres north of Oxford, upstream from the Ashley Gorge.
"Place Name Detail: Townshend River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
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