Tasman District Council flow phone 03 544 3393
The Lee River is the Wairoa's main tributary and is also worth a run at higher flows, especially in the upper reaches. Access to the Lee is from the River Terrace Rd, turning left at the road turnoff by the Wairoa/Lee confluence to follow the Lee Valley Rd along the river's true left bank. The Lee is an easier version of the Wairoa, with similar ease of access and scouting from the road. Upper limit is at the Cement Works, where there is an access track to the river about 100m downriver from the locked gate at the end of the public road.