at the river by the bridge
At Mid Taipo Hut the gradient eases markedly into 13 kilometres of class II-III boulder gardens through open valley flats to the last gorge and the road bridge. If flows are very high (>3.4 gauge) this section on its own is a lot of fun and gets into class IV at flows around 4 on the gauge.
To get to the take out: find the Taipo River Bridge on SH73. Drive east from the bridge for 1 kilometre and look for a road on the right marked Taipo Valley Access. This rough, steep road climbs over the first gorge. Unless you have four wheel drive, park at the top of the hill and walk down to the river.