|Etymology||Likely named after James Copland|
|region||West Coast Region|
|Protected area||Westland Tai Poutini National Park|
|• location||Aroarokaehe Range|
|• elevation||1,090 m (3,580 ft)|
|8 km (5.0 mi) south of Karangarua|
|55 m (180 ft)|
|Length||24 km (15 mi)|
|Progression||Karangarua River → Callery River → Karangarua River → Tasman Sea|
|River system||Karangarua River|
|• left||Scott Creek, Therma Creek|
|• right||Strauchon River, Ruera River, Architect Creek|
The Copland River is a river on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It flows for 20 kilometres (12 mi) from its headwaters in the Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana to its confluence with the Karangarua River.
The headwaters of the Copland lie only 8 kilometres (5 mi) northwest of Aoraki / Mount Cook in a valley overlooked by the peaks of Mount Sefton and Mount La Perouse. A popular tramping track known as the Copland Track follows the river and leads to the Welcome Flat hot springs. The track leads onto the Copland Pass and the Copland Glacier.
The river lies within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.