tauranga-taupo

Hey team, does anyone have any beta on this run? Anything would be much appreciated. Cheers. Dave

Chris PR's picture

I see some guys did the river recently looks like in flood with no portage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9_Qn4Mc7Wc see at 3:15 to 3:46.

Chris PR's picture

OK will keep my eye out. Cheers.

sanga's picture

Cant remember sorry. I think there might be a write up in the new guide book when it comes out.

Chris PR's picture

Cheers for the warning sanga.

Do you recall if the grade 4 sections be portaged? I see on the topo there is a 20m drop over ~200m about 1.5km down from the falls. That could be a grade 4 section.

Does that sound familiar and are there other grade 4 sections? Any info much appreciated.

sanga's picture

Careful, it's not grade 2. More like 4.

Chris PR's picture

I hiked into the falls and also into the gorge below the falls a few years ago - backpacking and fishing. I now have a packraft (https://www.alpackaraft.com) and would be keen to go back in to the falls (December 2013 or later) stay a night and then float out. The sections of the river I saw were grade II I would say and gorgeous.