Access to rivers, touring and trip reports, recreational releases, river usage.

Whakapapa Release

There has been enough rain overnight for the release to proceed today, (Sunday, 13 September) and there will be about 16 cumecs below the intake from about 9:00am.

DOC seeks trip limits, permits for Karamea

In a review of the Kahurangi National Park Management Plan, DOC are proposing a yearly limit on trips (twelve, across the entire park), a restriction on landings, and a permit system for kayakers. This will affect access to the Karamea and other rivers such as the Anatoki, Slate, Waingaro and others. Nowhere in the plan are trips by kayakers identified as a source of user conflict.