Paturau River

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Paturau River
Origin Wakamarama Range
Mouth Tasman Sea
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.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 

Coordinates: 40°39′S 172°26′E / 40.650°S 172.433°E / -40.650; 172.433