details Fish & Game access points to Tukituki River. These will
soon be shown on the Tukituki River Fishery Hawke's Bay Region access
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
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.
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
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
Parking on the true left of the bridge,
on the upstream side.
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
Ongaonga - Waipukurau
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.
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
Good access via Hawke's Bay Regional Council
administered land on both sides of the bridge, both up and
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 is south of Waipawa off SH2.
Follow the road to the end where it meets the river.
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
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
River Road (Shag Rock)
Approximately 2km up River Road from Patangata
Bridge. Walking only, permission is required. Phone Waitukai
Farm, 06-857 7013.
The best access is on the true right, downstream
from the bridge and via a gravel vehicle track.
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
Approximately 3km south of Rowe Road along
Middle Road. Foot access only all year, with an easy walk
to the river.
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.
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
Foot access is available from the road
end via a farm track. Please ask permission to use the track.
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.
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.
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.
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. .
Riverlands Park, owned by Hastings District
Council, is at the end of the road, with plenty of parking.
Off Tukituki Road approximately 7km from
Haumoana. Walking access from road end, up or downstream.
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.