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Tukituki River Access Points

This table details Fish & Game access points to Tukituki River. These will soon be shown on the Tukituki River Fishery Hawke's Bay Region access map.


Mill Road Extension

Drive up Makaretu Road off SH50, 4km later Mill Road is on the left. The last 8km is a narrow, winding gravel road. Near the road end, close to the red baches, veer right through the gate with the access sign on it.


Hylton Burn (Tukituki Road)

Approximately 10km up Tukituki Road. Walking access only from the stile. Walk across the farmland by the most direct route. This is private land, do not disturb stock and leave gates as you find them.


Tukituki Road

Central Hawke's Bay District Council gravel extraction track. Steep 2WD gravel track right to rivers edge. Access to a large area of river, both up and downstream.


Tukituki Road - Ingliss Bush

DOC Scenic Reserve. Access off Tukituki Road approximately 2.5km from SH50. Follow the fence line to the bush edge, walk through the reserve to the river. Some bush bashing is required. No dogs permitted.


State Highway 50 Road Bridge

Parking on the true left of the bridge, on the upstream side.


Burnside Road

From Ashcott Road off SH50, Burnside Road crosses approximately 8km down. Drive to road end to the stopbank beside the river. This section of the river may de-water during droughts.


Ongaonga - Waipukurau Road Bridge

Parking just off the bridge near Parsons Road. This area is particularly good early and late in the season, but may de-water in a dry summer.


State Highway 2 Road Bridge

Access through the unused shingle plant off SH2. Good dry fly in summer.


Scenic Road

Turn onto Lindsay Road off SH2 north of Waipukurau. Scenic Road runs off to the left approximately 2km from here. Walk through the Tukituki Scenic Reserve.


State Highway 2 Road Bridge (Waipukurau)

Good access via Hawke's Bay Regional Council administered land on both sides of the bridge, both up and downstream.


Ford Road

Ford Road is on the north side of the SH2 road bridge near Waipukurau. Access on the south side of the road for its whole length.


Mount Herbert Road

Mt Herbert Road is to the east of Waipukurau, through the township. There is access at the road end. Alternatively, access is gained via Waipukurau Shingle's plant, close to the road end. If you use the shingle plant please observe any safety requirements and notify the operators you are there. Gates may be locked outside normal working hours.


Tapairu Road

Tapairu Road is south of Waipawa off SH2. Follow the road to the end where it meets the river.


Walker Road

Hawkes Bay Regional Council access at the road end. This is the confluence of the Tukituki and Waipawa Rivers, commonly called the Breakwater.


Tamamu Bridge (Pourere Road)

Follow Pourere Road from Waipawa. Access is from both sides of the bridge. Downstream areas are accessed via gravelled vehicle tracks. Walking access only beyond this point.


River Road (Shag Rock)

Approximately 2km up River Road from Patangata Bridge. Walking only, permission is required. Phone Waitukai Farm, 06-857 7013.


Patangata Bridge

The best access is on the true right, downstream from the bridge and via a gravel vehicle track.


Middle Road

Approximately 2.5km downstream of Elsthorpe Road via private property. Permission is required.


Middle Road - Fields

There is a gate opposite the end of Te Aute Trust Road. Foot access is permitted year round. Dogs are not permitted. Seek permission to cross the property from the landowner (06-877 3324).


Middle Road - Camp David

Approximately 3km along Middle Road, downstream from Te Aute Trust Road. Access is via a privately owned camp. Obtain permission from the camp owners and sign in at the camp. Phone 06-877 4946 or 06-877 7034.


Middle Road (Brownrigg's access)

Approximately 3km south of Rowe Road along Middle Road. Foot access only all year, with an easy walk to the river.


Rowe Road

Rowe Road is 17km south of Havelock North along Middle Road. Access is via privately owned farmland at the end of the public road and permission is required. Foot access only.


McKensie Road

4km up Kahuranaki Road from Rochfort Road. A paper road leads to the river. The road is maintained by the adjacent landowner. Please notify the landowner that you wish to use the road and be aware of any farming operations in the area at the time. Either visit the house, or contact 06-874 7613.


Blind Road

Foot access is available from the road end via a farm track. Please ask permission to use the track.


Rochfort Road

Access is via double gates approximately 1km from the intersection. As you are crossing private property, please leave gates as you find them and do not disturb stock. This is the top of the Wildlife Refuge. No dogs are permitted below this point.


Matangi Road

As with Kahuranaki Road, there are a number of landowners along the road who allow angler access. Signs make some access points. If you are unsure, ask permission. Wildlife Refuge - no dogs permitted.


Kahuranaki Road

There are a number of access points along the road. Most landowners allow angler access as long as you ask first. Jack Hori allows angler access, approximately 5km from the Waimarama Road Bridge. Contract him on 025 281 1541 to notify him you are there. Wildlife Refuge - no dogs permitted.


Waimarama Road Bridge

Access via a gravel road on the true right, immediately upstream of the bridge. The track goes a short distance downstream, under the bridge. This is the bottom of the Wildlife Refuge, and no dogs are permitted above here.


Waimarama Road

Access is via a small shingle extraction site approximately 1km downstream of the Waimarama Road bridge on Waimarama Road. There are rough vehicle tracks both up and downstream, with good walking access too. This area has extensive reaches of papa bedrock that can be very slippery during the summer. .


River Road

Riverlands Park, owned by Hastings District Council, is at the end of the road, with plenty of parking.


Moore Road

Off Tukituki Road approximately 7km from Haumoana. Walking access from road end, up or downstream.


Tennant Road

Off Tukituki Road approximately 6km from Haumoana. Walking access from road end. Good in early Spring when whitebait arrive.


Mill Road (Blackbridge)

Walking access from both sides of the bridge. Vehicle access on true right, downstream of the bridge via a shingle plant. Good in early Spring when whitebait arrive.

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