Hollyford / Gunn's Camp Run

Info

Class: 
I-II
Portage?: 
No
Level: 
Running clean
Gauge: 

Visual

Gradient: 
12.0m/km
Length: 
8.0km
Time: 
2-4 hours
Put in: 
Gunn's camp (check with the manager if accessing the river through the camp)
Take out: 
On the Hollyford road where it joins the river 8km from the camp, or Moraine Creek swingbridge
Shuttle: 
8km
Maps: 
NZ Topo D40
Character: 
Scenic, moderate boulder gardens and straight shot rapids
Hot tip: 
A great trip for strong intermediate paddlers
Crystal clear class III water against the beautiful northern Darran Mountains makes this a great day out for intermediate paddlers. Keep an eye out for logs come to rest after being washed down from the upper sections in high water. Ask for permission from the campground owner before getting on the water.

The Moraine Creek rapid is a 500m long class IV boulder garden at the end of the run. It drops 20m through this length and is fun if you want to add some more excitement to your Milford journeys.

To get to the put-in; from the Milford road turn off to the Hollyford Valley. Drive about 7km of gravel road to Gunn's Camp.

To get to the take-out; continue along the road for about 8km to the Moraine Creek rapid, visible from the road. Park at the top or bottom of the rapid depending on where you want to get out.

History: 
Credits: 
Graham Charles
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
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