Kaituna / Smokey Falls (Pari Kohukohu)

Info

Class: 
III-IV+
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.

Credits: 
Willz Martin, Graham Charles
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
p0

Comments

SJ's picture

WWNZ are asking paddlers to cease using the private land on river right to portage Gnarly gorge.
In practical terms, that means ceasing paddling Awesome, Gnarly, and Smokey until access issues are resolved.

see https://rivers.org.nz/story/kayakers-resist-kaituna-access-threat for further details.