Visual - the rapid at the put in is typical of the run
A tiny Hawke's bay gem, runnable again after the flood in January 2011 washed the willows out. This run is short, roadside and has the bonus of Hukawai falls near the start. If you are driving along SH5 with boats and a few hours to spare, then go for it. Most of the run is continuous boulder gardens with a couple of mini bedrock gorges. The first bridge has Hukawai falls hidden just below around a bend. This is a 2m slot drop that is better in higher water, or take the chicken chute left. Inspect and portage left.
Keep an eye out for trees - at the time of writing (March 2011) there were two that required portage. the first would possibly be good to go in higher water.
There are usually plenty of blue ducks around.