Waiohine Middle Gorge v1a4VI**

No ropes, Difficult tubing/floating 2 (long) days or 3 (more reasonable) days round trip. Mt Holdsworth Rd end, up over Mt Holdsworth to Mid Waiohine Hut, down the gorge to Totara Flats then back to Mt Holdsworth Rd end. Assess the flows at the Waiohine Gorge flow gauge I haven’t been down it yet, so refer…

Otaki Middle Gorge v1a4VI*

No ropework, Difficult Tubing/float trip, 2 day round trip Public access Assess the flows using the Otaki river monitoring site. KiwiCanyons CanyonTopo coming soon, but in the mean time,  refer to a full route description in; “Tararua Adventure Guide” by Jonathon Kennett

Hutt Lower Gorge v1a4III*

No ropes, Difficult Tubing/Float trip 4-8hrs Public access “Hutt River at Birchville”  Flow Gauge readings  A good level is for the ‘stage’ to be between 1000m and 1500m See the Information on http://rivers.org.nz/nz/wellington/hutt/hutt-gorge but note that the flow range here is in relation to the Te Marua gauge, which is upstream of the Birchville gauge. I…

Ruamahanga Lower Gorge Trip Report

Although it rained all the way from Palmy to Mt Bruce, the weather actually cooperated for a trip down the Ruamahanga Lower Gorge. I was looking forward to seeing what it had to offer, since I’d not yet done any of the ‘Classic’ Gorge trips in the Tararua’s yet. Strolling into the Tararua’s via access…