Kaituna / Smokey Falls

Info

Class: 
3.725
Portage?: 
No
Level: 
200-300cu "mellow", > 500cu Class V
Gauge: 

Okere Falls control gates

Gradient: 
15.0m/km
Length: 
24.0km
Time: 
5-6 hours
Put in: 
At end of Gnarly Gorge section
Take out: 
Maungarangi Road bridge
Shuttle: 
25km
Maps: 
BE37, BD37
Character: 
Long, deep, changing gorges in jungle-style bush
Hot tip: 
Make sure there are beers at the take-out!

Includes rapids Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, Smokey Falls, Happy Ending.

The last gorge below 'Smokey Falls' has been accessible for a number of years from the Ash farm on Maungarangi Road. this is a class II-III paddle out to the flat water.

History: 
Credits: 
Willz Martin, Graham Charles
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
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