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

NZRCA River Guide now online

The NZRCA River Guide is intended to be an authoritative guide to the sections of rivers used by kayakers in New Zealand/Aotearoa. By referencing a robust, stable index of sections, paddlers, authors, photographers, researchers, planners, bloggers, and students can compare notes, share knowledge and enhance understanding. With permission from Graham Charles, the NZRCA River Guide has been seeded with sections from New Zealand Whitewater (4th Ed.).

Ngaawapurua Rapids Access

There has been some misunderstanding about access to Ngaawapurua Rapids (Waikato River, Taupo). Access is open to the public, however arrangements have to be made with the security company: Forest & General Security Ltd, 63 Miro St Taupo 07-376 5333. Please respect this arrangement and the land, so that future negotiations for access are not hampered by disrespectful use.