Mangaotaki / SH3 to Mokau

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NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
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JustUs's picture

Fun run, techincal crux is the first rapid, just after the SH3 bridge, can be scouted or portaged river right.
Lots of Weir drops/slides with big pools between them, we got on when the mokau guage http://rainfallmap.waikatoregion.govt.nz/cgi-bin/hydwebserver.cgi/points... was at 1.8, could use some more rain to be less scratchy(If the steps at the get in are under water it should be sweet). Some fun surf spots, would imagine the weir drops turn into these at higher flows aswell.
the river joins the mokau just after little aratiatia
took us about 2 hours, get in is th SH3 picnic area, get out the same as the mokau.