Tiraumea River (Tasman)

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Tiraumea River
Country New Zealand
Physical characteristics
Main source 960 metres (3,150 ft)
River mouth Tutaki River
275 metres (902 ft)
41°50′03″S172°28′14″E / 41.8342°S 172.4705°E / -41.8342; 172.4705 Coordinates: 41°50′03″S172°28′14″E / 41.8342°S 172.4705°E / -41.8342; 172.4705
Length 16 kilometres (9.9 mi)

The Tiraumea River is a river of the Tasman Region of New Zealand's South Island. The river has its source on the slopes of Mount Hutton (1,400 metres (4,600 ft)) at the southern end of the Braeburn Range, and runs northwest from the Tiraumea Saddle (672 metres (2,205 ft)). [1] It reaches the Tutaki River 10 kilometres southeast of Murchison. The area is known for hunting. [2]

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  1. New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map Series sheet BS24 – Mount Robert
  2. "Nelson Lakes hunting". Department of Conservation. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  3. "Tiraumea Hut". Department of Conservation. Retrieved 15 April 2011.