Waimakariri / Gorge Bridge to SH1 Bridge, I
WWCC Brass Monkey Race is held here. Faces reduced flows if CPW scheme proceeds. The reach from the Gorge Bridge to the SH1 Bridge (or subsets of it) is widely used by jet boaters and down river racing paddlers, particularly for training. Willows on river banks can be a hazard at times as can river protection works and most of the rapids are relatively straight forward although significant turbulence sometimes occurs where braided channels re-join.