|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Length||25 kilometres (16 mi)|
|Source elevation||1,110 metres (3,640 ft)|
|Mouth elevation||0 m|
The Paturau River (sometimes spelt Patarau) is a river of the Tasman Region of New Zealand's South Island. One of the northernmost rivers in the South Island, it flows predominantly north from its sources in the Wakamarama Range to reach the Tasman Sea 20 kilometres west of Collingwood.
- New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map Series sheet BN23 – Paturau River
"Place Name Detail: Paturau River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
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