details Fish & Game access points to Ngaruroro River. These
will soon be shown on the Ngaruroro River Fishery Hawke's Bay Region
A regularly used, designated Department
of Conservation (DOC) landing site for fixed wing aircraft
and helicopters located in the Kaimanawa Forest Park on an
old river terrace above the river. It is possible to fly into
the Boyd and raft down the river to Kuripapango, but care
Other Landing Sites -
Boyd to Kuripapango
A number of other designated landing sites
for helicopters exist between Boyd's and Kuripapango, both
within the Kaweka Forest Park and privately owned land managed
by commercial operators. These include DOC Ngaawapurua, Omarukokere,
Rocks Ahead, Kiwi Mouth, and Cameron Huts. The privately owned
areas, together with their landing sites, are confined to
the true right-hand side. Permission from the commercial operators
is required to land or fish from these sites.
Access off the Napier-Taihape Road at several
points at Kuripapango. Just before the road bridge, a picnic
site gives access to the river, both upstream towards the
Cameron hut with a number of river crossings, and downstream
for approximately one kilometre. The driveway to DOC's Robson
Lodge, alongside the Napier end of the bridge, provides good
access to nearly 2kms of river downstream of this point. Another
picnic area provides access to some pools on the other side
of the bridge but slightly upstream. Access for rafts is also
available at these points for the keen angler willing to raft
out to below Whanawhana. s
A 500 metre gravel road leads off Whanawhana
Road and ends up alongside the Ngaruroro River. In this area
the river has exited from the upper gorge section and is now
an open braided river. Foot access in both directions and
across the river is only limited by river flow and depth.
Access to Whanawhana Road is via Matapiro Road which is off
the Napier-Taihape Road.
One kilometre past the junction of Omapare
Road, a private gravel track leads down to the river. Vehicle
access is available with landowner permission. Please ring
the adjacent landowner (Tony Connor, 06 874 3886 or son 06-874
3841) before using this access point.
200 metres along Kereru Road from Maraekakaho
Road a metal access road leads off to the right to the river.
This provides walking access both upstream and downstream
of this point.
Approximately 4.5kms along Ohiti Road a
gravel vehicle track leads to the river.
Fernhill Bridge (Omahu)
A Regional Council access track on the
Napier and upstream side of the bridge passes back under the
bridge and heads downstream.
Another Regional Council access track provides
good access, both upstream and downstream to the section of
river between SH50 and the new motorway. Carrick Road is reached
off Omahu Road via Twyford, Evans and Nicholl Roads.
Access to the river is gained off Omahu
Road and via Ormond Road.
Chesterhope Bridge (Pakowhai
Regional Council access tracks at both
ends of the bridge provide access to the section of the lower
River Mouth (Waitangi/Awatoto)
The Regional Council access at this point
provides good access to the joint mouths of the Ngaruroro
and Tutaekuri Rivers.
|Tributary Access - Taruarau River
Napier - Taihape Road
Most of the land in this area is privately
owned and landowner permission is therefore required, apart
from a 300m strip of public land upstream of the road bridge
on the true left.
Drive to the end of Comet Road, within
Kaweka Forest Park, and a DOC walking track heads steeply
down to the Taruarau River 1.5 hours away. The return trip
will take longer. For those keen to stay overnight, there
is the option of tenting or Shute's Hut 20 minutes walk from
Big Hill Road
Access of Kereru and Big Hill Road. The
land at this point is privately owned and landowner permission
will be required.
Public access for three kilometres up the
Ohara Stream exists from the road bridge.