Tunakohoia is a little gem of a canyon nestled in the hills behind Te Aroha Township. Generally low flow, this is an ideal winter trip as you are not required to spend long periods in the water. The canyon is a lot of fun after some rain when the flow increases although care should be taken. R5 can be quite pushy and has the potential to invert the unprepared or inexperienced while on rappel. There are a number of technical down
climbs most of which are now protected with bolt anchors that can be used for a hand line or belay if required.
First descent unknown. Possibly Waitomo cavers. Rebolting funded by NZ Canyoning Association and carried out by Karl Burt, Leesa Fraser, Shanan Fraser, Pete Smith & Brendan Wallace in 2018
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