Access is via Henley-Berwick Rd. Cross the fence stile below the bridge where the Contour Channel joins the Waipori River. The backwater starts about 500 metres downstream of the bridge. The walk from the Henley-Berwick Rd bridge to the Waipori pumphouse is about 1.5km.

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Some permanent stands along the backwater are shot on opening weekend.

Jump-shoot or target birds leaving for evening roosts.