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High Water on the Toaroha River

High Water on the Toaroha River Andrew and I had walked in and paddled the Toaroha River the day before at normal flows. However, it had been rain most of the day and been getting heavier in the afternoon. With rain bringing water levels up around Hokitika and only having time in the afternoon to paddle we decided to head back up to the Toaroha River, with the expectation of some more water. Andrew and I were joined again by Tristan for the paddle. We parked our car at the take out and begun walking our boats up the trail. There was a lot more water than the previous day, but from what we could see it still looked quite manageable. Once … Continue reading
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Toaroha River – The last of our NZ tour

Toaroha River We all slept well following a full day on the Styx River the previous day. Feeling refreshed we made plans to paddle the Lower section of the Toaroha River. This was to be another helicopter trip. This section is only a 3-4 hour trip, which was welcomed after a big day yesterday. When flying up the the put in, you’re taken up river to the furthest possible landing zone. However, there’s some nice rapids just upstream of this landing area. So what happens is, everyone is flown up with their kayaks to the landing area. Then all of the kayaks are attached to the underbelly of the helicopter and flown further upstream. The helicopter can’t … Continue reading
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