Advice for north island


we are 4 western oz paddlers visiting the Buller festival and west coast before driving to Auckland for our flight home. We are looking for 3 or 4 days of grade IVish paddling in the central north island on our way to Auckland. Having looked at the guide book we have some ideas, but would appreciate local advice, on whats available and where to base ourselves.

Thanks Martin

louise.urwin's picture

There'll be a bunch of "Northies" at Bullerfest to get the scoop off on what's flowing.

louise.urwin's picture

Depends on water levels. But the Rangitikei near Taihape, Waihohonu & Tongariro on desert rd, Huka Falls in Taupo, Kaituna in Rotorua, Wairoa (sundays only) in Tauranga are pretty reliable and super easy access.