Esk River (Canterbury)

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Not to be confused with Esk River (Hawke's Bay).
Esk River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Dampier Range
River mouth Waimakariri River
Physical characteristics
Length 36 km (22 mi)

Canterbury's Esk River is a tributary of the Waimakariri River. It rises in the Dampier Range near Esk Head, and flows southwest on the western side of the Puketeraki Range to reach the upper Waimakariri some 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Springfield.[1][2]

Brown and rainbow trout are available in the river, but fishing is restricted.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. maps 70, 81. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 376. 
  3. ^ "North Canterbury - Fishing Regulations". Fish and Game New Zealand. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 

Coordinates: 43°04′46″S 171°58′30″E / 43.07944°S 171.97500°E / -43.07944; 171.97500