Un-named Stream access Rangihau Gorge


Rangihau Rd is not maintained by the council, but the local landowners.

The recent popularity of Oteao and Rangihau has lead to a significant increase in vehicle traffic, and locals who maintain the road are concerned about damage to the road.

Please drive slowly and carefully, and avoid using the road during/after rain.

It is vital to keep a good relationship with the landowners (who pay for road maintenance) If we ruin a relationship, then the access might remain closed permanently.

Please inform your friends and canyoning buddies and watch this space for updates:

Dan Clearwater NZCA President & Brad Schimanski NZCA Local area rep

This stream was descended when exploring ways to access the Rangihau Gorge. It had a few bits of canyoning, but wasn’t really worth it. Bulls Run canyon is the best way of accessing the lower gorge.

Thanks to Pete Smith for the info, and for the photos for this record.

Starvation Stream was also explored with the same aim, and again wasn’t worth the effort.

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