High flow when Baton and Motueka are brown.
This run is a lot more technical than the lower Baton and includes a few undercut rocks, boulder gardens and a gradient of about 18 metres per kilometer for the best white water section. To get to the put in, you walk 7 kilometres from the conference of the Ellis and the Baton. Continue walking past the swing bridge until the track meets the river (about 2km upstream from the swing bridge). I am not sure what the white water is like upstream of this point. Take out at the Baton/EIlis conference. We did this in 3 hours.
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: