An overview of the river systems found in Marlborough, New Zealand.
The Acheron River is a remote Marlborough river that flows south from its headwaters near the Acheron Saddle through Molesworth to its confluence with the Clarence.
The Avon River is a tributary of the Waihopai River in Marlborough, with its headwaters near the Avon Saddle.
The Awatere River is one of Marlborough's major rivers to the south of the Wairau.
The Branch River is a major tributary of the Wairau. Water diverted from the river is used to run a hydroelectric scheme owned by Trustpower.
Fairhall River is a small river with its source in the Brancott Valley in Marlborough.
The Flaxbourne River is a small river in the eponymous Flaxbourne district near Ward, reaching the sea at Ward Beach.
The Leatham River is a tributary of the Branch River in the upper Wairau Valley.
The Medway River is a tributary of the Awatere in south Marlborough.
Onamalutu is a small valley with a magnificent kahikatea forest remnant. The Onamaulutu domain is a popular picnic area.
The Ōpaoa (Opawa) River is a spring fed river on the Wairau Plain which passes through Blenheim.
The Pelorus River is one of the three major rivers in the Marlborough region. Pelorus Bridge is a popular reserve and location used in filming The Hobbit.
The Taylor River is one of the iconic features of Blenheim, dividing the town, and providing an extensive recreational reserve.
The Tuamarina River is a small tributary of the Wairau that drains the Para wetland.
The Tummil River is a small river in south Marlborough flowing from its source at Lake Alexander into the Avon River.
The Waihopai River is the largest tributary of the Wairau River in Marlborough, NZ
Managed by the Department of Conservation, this area offers some spectacular geological formations, and some of Marlborough's endangered plants.
The Wairau River is Marlborough's largest river at 170km in length, and drains an area of 2600 square kilometres.
The Wakamarina is a tributary of the Pelorus River with its confluence at Canvastown. Significant amounts of gold were found in the river in 1864