The taieri is the 4th longest river in New Zealand streching over 200 km long. The river begins in the Lammerlaw ranges (Millers Flat) flowing then through the rock and pillar ranges (Maniototo) before reaching the sea 30 KM south of Dunedin (Taieri Mouth).
Towns along the river include Middlemarch, Allanton, Outram, Henley and Mosgiel.
During the early 18th century Moa bones were found on the muddy banks of the Taieri River. Also in 1800s some gold was found along the river during the big gold rush.
In June 1980 the Taieri River had a record breaking flood. There were around 8 million dollars worth of damages. Eight thousand hectares of land was flooded between Waihola and Allanton. This is still the largest flood the Taieri River has had to date.
The Taieri river is used for both swimming and fishing. The Outram Glen is a very popular swimming spot in summer. The Taieri is also quite commonly used for fishing. There are brown trout, sea trout and perch to fish for in the Taieri river