Tautuku River

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Tautuku River
Tautuku River.jpg
Tautuku River south of McLean Falls
Country New Zealand
Main source Maclennan Range
River mouth Tautuku Bay (Pacific Ocean)
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The Tautuku River[1] originates in the Maclennan Range of The Catlins. It continues through native bush for almost its entire length, including McLean Falls. Near its mouth at Tautuku Bay, just north of Tautuku Peninsula, the river flows through the Tautuku Estuary, a breeding ground for fernbirds.[2]

The river's lowermost stretch through the estuary can be used for kayaking.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Tautuku River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  2. ^ [1] Tautuku Walks (Department of Conservation NZ website. Accessed 2014-02-24.)
  3. ^ [2] Tautuku Bay (Catlins NZ website. Accessed 2014-02-24.)

Coordinates: 46°36′S 169°26′E / 46.600°S 169.433°E / -46.600; 169.433