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Hurunui / Top Gorge, II

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Hurunui

Info

Class: 
II
Portage?: 
No
Gauge: 
Visual
Length: 
3km
Time: 
1
Put in: 
Sisters Stream confluence
Take out: 
Jollie Brook swingbridge
Shuttle: 
3km (estimated)
Maps: 
M33
Character: 
High-walled gorge

The river is immediately constrained by a steep-walled gorge with a two or three distinct drops that can be challenging for inexperienced paddlers. Beyond the short gorge the river opens out onto shallow boulder gardens down to the bedrock at Jollie Brook.

To get to the take out: Look for the swingbridge across the Hurunui 500m downstream from Jollie Brook.

To get to the put in: At the stockyards, walk down a 4WD track to where Sisters Stream meets the Hurunui.

Credits: 
Jonathan Hunt, Richard Sutton

Comments

Hazza's picture

That put in is just annoying. tryed it the first time then got showed me a better way.

Put In: On the Lake Sumner road you get to a gate just past the stock yards. stop there and there's a marked track that you can follow to the sisters swing bridge. it has a good eddie and stuff to play round in as well before you take off.

Hope this helps some people.

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