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Buller River Access Points

This table details Fish & Game access points to the Buller River as shown on the Upper Buller  access map.

1

SH6

SH6 7.4 km from Murchison

2

SH6

SH6 6.4 km from Murchison

3

Doughboy Stream, Hinehaka Rd

Follow the stream and the signs to the river.

4

Hinehaka Rd

1.4 km from No.3.
Follow the signs and instructions.
Keep away from the shed.
5

Matakitaki Bridge, SH6

Access on both sides of the river on the upstream side of the bridge.

6

Fairfax Street, Murchison

7

Murchison Motor Camp

Follow the tracks or signs up and down stream from the boat ramp.

8

SH6, 2.4 km from Murchison

Follow the road by the truck weigh station to the river.

9

Matiri Valley Road

6.2 km from the SH6 turn off.

Follow the lane and signs to the river.

10

Owen Domain

Entrance by Owen Tavern.

Excellent Tasman District Council camping facilities

11

Raits Bridge

Turn off SH6 1.6 km from Owen Domain.

12

Picnic Area

Follow the road to the river.

13

SH6

Watch for signs on the bend of SH6.

14

Granity Creek

Follow the track to the river.

This is a popular kayaking and rafting location.

15

Gowan Bridge

Follow the track by the bridge on the east bank downstream side, or go through the fence gate on the upstream bank.

16

Washout Creek

Follow the road through the bush to the parking area.

There is a walking track by the river.

17

Keystone Picnic Area, SH6

The picnic area is on SH6.

18

Kawatiri Junction

Turn down the road on the east side of the Hope stream bridge.

There are DOC camping facilities by the historic bridge.

19

Windy Point, SH63

Turn down the track to the river off a sharp bend in SH6.

20

Harleys Rock Bridge

Access up and down stream from the east bank.

21

Baigents Public Road

200 metres east of Harleys Road Bridge.
Drive downstream 2.3 km to the parking area.

On foot, follow the deer fence to the river.

22

Bluffs, SH63

23

Howard River Confluence

Turn down the track on the west bank of the Howard Stream.

24

SH63 east of the Howard River

25

Homestead Creek, SH63

26

Speargrass Creek, SH63

300 metres east of Speargrass Creek bridge.

27

Upper Buller Bridge

Parking on the east bank, on the downstream side of the bridge.
A DOC walking track runs up the true right bank upstream of the bridge.

28

Buller River Source

Turn down Mt Robert Road and drive 1.5 km to the river and the Nelson Lakes National Park camping grounds.

29

Teetotal Road

Drive 5.5 km along a rough track (ignoring the tracks that turn off to the right) until you go through wooden gates and the Teetotal Creek. The Buller River is now within 100 metres.

30

Between Mangles River and Owen River

The Buller River between Mangles River and Owen River is well worth exploring. Enquire at the nearest farmhouse about access, and to request permission and directions.

 

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