New river access signposted near Motueka

Whitebaiters, anglers and other people in the upper South Island can now enjoy a stretch of the Riwaka River near Tasman Bay after an agreement was reached to open up the area to access on foot.

Signage and a stile were installed yesterday to mark the new access, which extends 300 metres along the true left of the river, between a cycle bridge on the Great Taste Trail and the Riwaka Rivermouth in Tasman Bay.

“It's an easily accessible area and one that is likely to be popular with whitebaiters, anglers, family groups and cyclists who want to stop for a dipâ€