Probably OK when the Nevis River is at good flow. Local fishermen may be able to provide some information.
River flats, 1.5km down stream from Billy Creek, just above footbridge
State Highway 6 – opposite Halfway Bay Station. Leave car 6km down the road (south) from Wye Creek single lane bridge
12km from Queenstown airport at Frankton
Tight, technical boating
Take a nice hot flask of milo and a camera
The Lochy has some picturesque beech forest scenery, and nice class IV boating with a couple of portages around sumps. The water is cold and clear. The run takes about four hours from the river flats to the river mouth at the farm station and finishes with a 3.5km paddle across Lake Wakatipu to the car (shuttled there before going to the airport).
Graham Charles, Keith Riley, Graham Wesley
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: