Haupiri River

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Haupiri River
Country New Zealand
Main source Southern Alps
River mouth Ahaura River

The Haupiri River is a river of New Zealand. It starts near Mount Dixon[disambiguation needed] in the Kaimata Range of the Southern Alps and flows north-west near to Lake Haupiri, then north-east to join the Ahaura River. The Ahaura joins the Grey River which flows into the Tasman Sea at Greymouth.[1]

Hot water springs on the upper reaches of the river, near Mount Elizabeth[disambiguation needed], were developed in the early 20th century by the Tourism Department. Although the structures have been damaged, swimming is still possible. The springs are reached by a tramping track.[2] The springs are now on private land.[3]

Trout fishing is popular in the upper reaches.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 70. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. pp. 303–4. 
  3. ^ "Haupiri River Hot Spring". Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Haupiri River Trout Fishing". Retrieved 2009-07-11. 

Coordinates: 42°34′50″S 171°42′45″E / 42.58056°S 171.71250°E / -42.58056; 171.71250