Shotover / Skippers Bridge to Deep Creek (Middle Shotover)

Info

Class: 
I
Portage?: 
No
Level: 
any
Gauge: 

visual

Gradient: 
0.0m/km
Length: 
6.5km
Time: 
Put in: 
Skippers Bridge boat ramp
Take out: 
Deep Creek on the Skippers Canyon Rd
Shuttle: 
6.5km, unsealed
Maps: 
Character: 
scenic canyon
Hot tip: 
Watch for jetboats
Tags: 
Moderate

An easy section often used for family float trips, kayak instruction and, unfortunately, jetboats. For safety's sake contact Skippers Canyon Jet before getting on the river by phoning 03 442 9434, (this number is also on a sign at the Skippers Saddle where there is good cell coverage) or drop into their base on the way to the river. Skippers Canyon Base is signposted approx. 2km past Deep Creek. They have a blackboard there to leave a message if no one is around.

History: 
Credits: 
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
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