|• location||Spenser Mountains|
|• elevation||1,480 m (4,860 ft)|
|420 m (1,380 ft)|
|Length||26 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. 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.
A tramping track runs along the river.
- Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 65. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 294.
- "D'Urville River Trout Fishing". Archived from the original on 27 November 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
- "New Zealand Nelson Lakes D'Urville Valley". Archived from the original on 23 July 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2009.