Im looking for any information on the river section from the bridge at Makakahi to the Whanganui River. Times grades etc etc, any info would be appreciated

ian2's picture

Fair enough. These guides will be in many libraries though. However, GE's book says: "There is no easy access below the Makahi bridge, and if you are going on you will need to paddle the Wanganui down to Pipiriki. From Makihi the river contiues as above [easy GII with long flat sections, some sharp drops over stones with little room in bottom pool at low flows], with a number of good grade II rapids, mostly open but stoney. The river then a long papa clay gorge with sheer bluffs and continues in this way until it enters the Wanganui."

Hope that helps. You could also call SEHOPC, whose instructors have more than likely paddled everything around the Plateau.

pete0's picture

or be able to get a copy of a GC or GE book. I don't think 'refer to the manual' was really the answer DM was looking for. Sorry mate, I haven't paddled it yet but would also be keen to hear someones opinion of the Manganui A Te Ao. Anyone have an answer him??


ian2's picture

If you can find a copy of Graham Egar's old guide for the area (North Island Rivers), it may have info for further down than GC's goes.

ian2's picture

Read Graham Charle's "Whitewater NZ", 3rd edition.

dm's picture

missed the subject heading!!