Lee / Cement Works to Lee Valley Road

Info

Class: 
III
Portage?: 
No
Level: 
60-250 cumecs
Gauge: 

Tasman District Council flow phone 03 544 3393

Gradient: 
10.0m/km
Length: 
0.0km
Time: 
Put in: 
Cement Works
Take out: 
Lee Valley Road
Shuttle: 
Maps: 
N28
Character: 
Hot tip: 
Tags: 
Rain

The Lee River is the Wairoa's main tributary and is also worth a run at higher flows, especially in the upper reaches. Access to the Lee is from the River Terrace Rd, turning left at the road turnoff by the Wairoa/Lee confluence to follow the Lee Valley Rd along the river's true left bank. The Lee is an easier version of the Wairoa, with similar ease of access and scouting from the road. Upper limit is at the Cement Works, where there is an access track to the river about 100m downriver from the locked gate at the end of the public road.

History: 
Credits: 
Sarah McRae and Geoff Miles
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
p124