Ohinetamatea River

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Ohinetamatea River
Country New Zealand
Physical characteristics
Main source 1,700 metres (5,600 ft)
River mouth Tasman Sea
0 metres (0 ft)

The Ohinetamatea River is a river in the Westland District of New Zealand. It is also known as Saltwater Creek in the lower reaches.[1]

The river rises on the north flank of the Copland Range and flows generally northward until it reaches the valley of the Cook River and turns westward. There is a 72 metres (236 ft) high waterfall at 700 metres (2,300 ft) elevation.[2] The river passes to the south of an ancient glacial moraine which separates its lower reaches from the Cook River valley.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map sheet BX14 – Gillespie's Beach
  2. ^ New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map series sheet BX15 – Fox Glacier

Coordinates: 43°27′S 169°46′E / 43.450°S 169.767°E / -43.450; 169.767