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River - Places to Go

 

 

Please note that grades (G) are a guide only as changing flow levels make trips harder or easier and that Kayaking is an inherently dangerous sport. 

One day trips from Dunedin

Taieri River - Note due to irrigation, Spring and Autumn falls are very rain dependent
G1+ Middlemarch to Sutton Good road access, one very good play spot
G3+ Sutton to Hindon A long day
G2 - 2+ Hindon to Mt Allen Can be combined with a train trip

Clutha River

G2 Millar`s Flat to Beaumont Goes  well with road or mountain bike ride

Waipori

 G2 (Slalom course by picnic area) Hydro dependent Trust power
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Weekend trips from Dunedin

Waitaki Area

G2 Tekapo  Contact Energy  Several weekends a  season 
G3 Pukaki ( Some bad holes) Between Omarama and Takapo
G2 Ahuriri River Near Oamarama

Central Otago 

G2-G2+ Upper Shotover Drive in G4. Lots for non paddlers to see and do
G3+ Lower Shotover Drive in G4
G2 Clutha Albert Town to Luggate Wonderful Friday evening relaxer
G2 Hawea  Hydro Dependent Contact Energy  At high levels water flows through willows
G3+ Kawarau Smiths falls to Dog Leg  
G3 Kawarau Roaring Meg Section But not for a beginner Grade 3 paddler
G4+ Kawarau Citreon Section  

Canterbury

G2 Rangitata Irrigation intake 
to Shearers Huts
 

Southland

G3 sometimes more Mararoa Gorge  
G2 Mararoa Slalom site  

 

 

Last changed: 09/10/2000, 02:43:47