D'Urville River

The D'Urville River is in the South Island of New Zealand.

D'Urville River
CountryNew Zealand
Physical characteristics
  locationSpenser Mountains
  elevation1,480 m (4,860 ft)
Lake Rotoroa
420 m (1,380 ft)
Length26 km (16 mi)

It lies within the Nelson Lakes National Park and flows north for 26 kilometres (16 mi) between the Ella and Mahanga ranges into Lake Rotoroa.[1] It is one of the smaller rivers in the Buller River system. The river was named after the French navigator Jules Dumont d'Urville by Julius von Haast.[2]

Brown and rainbow trout can be fished in the D'Urville River.[3]

A tramping track runs along the river.[4]


  1. Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 65. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 294.
  3. "D'Urville River Trout Fishing". Archived from the original on 27 November 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  4. "New Zealand Nelson Lakes D'Urville Valley". Archived from the original on 23 July 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2009.