Ohinepango / Ohinepango

Info

Class: 
III+-IV-
Portage?: 
No
Level: 
any, but benefits from a tad bit of rain
Gauge: 

visual

Gradient: 
0.0m/km
Length: 
0.0km
Time: 
Put in: 
Take out: 
Shuttle: 
Maps: 
Character: 
A tight, steep boatbender
Hot tip: 
Tags: 
Rain
History: 
Credits: 
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
p0

Comments

Chris PR's picture

I hiked in to the Waihohonui hut to packraft down from the spring in early December 2013.

The float starts out as an amazing spring with clear cold water flowing gently, this changes to an exciting roller coaster. All fine – but the vegetation starts crowding – at first its still ok to punch through. Then the vegetation gets too much to penetrate and it obscures corners and prevents paddle strokes. I got out after a few hundred metres.

So I'd say stay away from the top section.

WhitewaterWillie's picture

just above the put in for the waihohonu. standing on the waihohonu stream bridge. you can see where the ohinepango confluences. put in is up by the dirt carpark just up the road.

hobie16's picture

Where is it?