Waikare River (Bay of Plenty)

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For the river in the Bay of Islands, see Waikare River (Northland).
Not to be confused with Waikari River.
Waikare River
Origin Uruwera Ranges
Mouth Whakatane River
Basin countries New Zealand
Length 25 km (16 mi)
Source elevation 720 metres (2,360 ft)
Mouth elevation 115 metres (377 ft)

The Waikare River is a river in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand' North Island. It flows north from its origins between the peaks of Matawhio and Papakai north of Lake Waikaremoana to reach the Whakatane River 25 kilometres east of Murupara.

See also[edit]


  • "Place Name Detail: Waikare River (Bay of Plenty)". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  • New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map Series sheet BF40 – Matahi
  • New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map Series sheet BG40 – Waikaremoana

Coordinates: 38°23′59″S 177°0′11″E / 38.39972°S 177.00306°E / -38.39972; 177.00306