33m max pitch
6hrs round trip
Tricky to do these streams separately, they combine to an awesome day out. The Bulls Run gets better the further down you go, until you meet the Rangihau Gorge. With it’s three gargantuan 25m wide waterfalls and deep jump pools, the gorge itself is amazing. There is even a rock arch to dive through in one of the pools!
The Rangihau has a very large catchment and a committing section: not a place to be in high flows or when rain is forecast.
First Descent/ James Mclean, Sach Knight, David Meikle, Pete Smith 2/4/21
Bulls Run Canyon v3a2II* photos
Lower Rangihau Gorge v3a3II** photos
The first few images are ‘the Terraces’ which you enjoy by ascending the Rangihau after arriving from Bulls Run. The rest of the images are the Lower Rangihau, below where Bulls Run enters.