Orari River Mouth


2.6 from 3 users.


The Orari (meaning lively) rises 1300m above sea level from the southern flanks of Walkers Spur in the Ben McLeod Range and flows westwards to Blue Mountain where it meets the Phantom River and the Hewson River. The source of the Phantom River itself, lies some 1700 metres above sea level in the Ben McLeod Range. The Hewson River meets Quartz Creek between the Ben McLeod and the Tara Haoa Ranges before joining the Phantom and the Orari at Blue Mountain just off the Lochaber Road. The Orari changes course and flows south east past Mount Frances collecting Andrews Stream, Black Birch Stream and on past Tripp Settlement and through the Orari Gorge. Across the plain where the Orari disappears periodically amid gravel braids and onwards to the Pacific. Please camp responsibly: Always use a toilet Please dont litter Please dispose of toilet waste sensibly Respect your fellow campers Be prepared - Weather in New Zealand can change unexpectedly so make sure you check the forecast for any warnings and always carry appropriate provisions.

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Lat: -44.241648 Lng: 171.408113

User Reviews



Road in is mean and potholed but if you are a fisherman well worth the effort ,blowing an unfriendly easterly ATM and fish are not biting but they are here in numbers, only a matter of time. Shame the farmers are sucking all the water out of the river destroying yet another supposedly unspoilt part of NZ. 3 waters need more enforcement.


Legacy Data

Super busy spot - at least 30 "permanent" residents in campers with fences. Nice view and very well maintained bathroom, but we left due to its business.


Legacy Data

Beautiful spot! Got 4G with skinny!


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