There will be no access to the Upper Kakapotahi and Lower Kakapotahi from New Year's until at least the start of April 2013. The owners of the Mikonui Forest have notified Whitewater NZ via Andy England, that the forest will be logged at this time.
Access to Happy Valley Road will be blocked by a locked security gate until contractors complete their work. Refer to the attached map (JPG, 97KB) showing locked gate location (late Dec 2012 - late March 2013).We ask all kayakers to respect this closure and get in some river trips there before the end of the the year, or wait until autumn 2013. For enquiries contact either Andy England (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Whitewater NZ (email@example.com).