|Nelson Lakes National Park , Tasman , South Island (New Zealand)
|Buller River → Tasman Sea
|with the Travers Saddle
|in Lake Rotoiti
It is located in Nelson Lakes National Park . The valley of the river is a popular route for trekking and is part of the Travers-Sabine Trek, which follows the river for much of its route. The path starts at Kerr Bay near Saint Arnaud and descends to the valley of the Sabine River after crossing the 1,787 m high Travers Saddle .
The river flows into Lake Rotoiti after taking in the Arnst River and the Hukere Stream . Due to its small size and numerous rock cascades, it is not navigable. The upper reaches of the river lie in open grasslands that were burned and grazed by early European settlers. Above the tree line, the area of the upper course is covered with subalpine bushes. Further downstream, the river flows through the original southern beech forest .
The Department of Conservation maintains a number of mountain huts and shelters along the valley and the surrounding mountains. These include the Lake Head Hut, Coldwater Hut, Angelus Hut, Hopeless Hut, Cupola Basin Hut, John Tait Hut, and the Upper Travers Hut. The DOC maintains an information center near Saint Arnaud.
- http://www.nztopomaps.com (accessed August 25, 2012)