Nevis / Upper Gorge

Info

Class: 
II-III
Portage?: 
No
Level: 
15 cumecs at the put-in
Gauge: 

Visual

Gradient: 
0.0m/km
Length: 
2.0km
Time: 
1 hour
Put in: 
Commissioner's Creek
Take out: 
Schoolhouse Creek
Shuttle: 
2km, mountain bike
Maps: 
NZ Topo F42
Character: 
Technical rock gardens
Hot tip: 
Wait until the sun's on the water, it's cold.
Tags: 
Rain
This is a short, fun little gorge in the stunning scenery of the Nevis Valley. The river runs through a fun rock garden with some nice features. To get to the put-in, drive from Cromwell, through Bannockburn and over Duffers Saddle to Nevis Crossing. Continue up the valley, cross Schoolhouse Creek and you'll soon reach Commissioner's Creek. The ford over Schoolhouse Creek can be deep, watch out for it.
History: 
Credits: 
Glenn
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
p0