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

Kayaking in Kawerau

Bruce Webber ( is running a couple of kayaking events at the Kawerau Slalom site. On Saturday 7 March, there will be "two courses set up - an easy course and a more challenging course. We will start with a timed run on the course of choice. Then unlimited practice. Second timed run early arvo, lets see how much better you get.", On Sunday 8 March, "Rapid races on the main slalom site, head to head and must catch one eddy.

Rāhui Between Control Gates and Huka Falls on the Waikato River

Following a drowning on Wednesday 26 at Spa Park, it has been requested that river users show their respect by refraining from using the Waikato River between Control Gates and Huka Falls on the Waikato River. Futher notice will be given once this section is opened. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Brosnan at Taupo District Council (07 376 0835).