New Zealand

Tramper

Roger's hut to Pakiaka hut

Whirinaki to Urewera down Te Wairoa stream..unmarked the river is the way. Upper reach campsite Ngutukaka stream on true right. Succession of gorges with crucial point around 400 metres above confluence with Whangatawhia stream..shute rapid only way with dangerous trap against facing wall..roping from above very advisable to escape eddy at least 30 metres. Jump immediately following waterfall and then reasonable river travel to Pakiaka with due care. Trip done in February with low water would not recommend in any other condition but very satisfying expedition in remote beautiful unforgiving environment. Hot springs a trickle off cliff face but apparently source above is substantial..we were too bent on distant hut to climb!! Again stress to anybody doing this to take extreme care at rapid...deceptively dangerous two of us were lucky not to drown!!

Map
Grade Medium/hard
Bookings Not available
Length 10.0km
Time 8 hr – 12 hr
1 – 2 days
From Roger's Hut
To Pakiaka Hut
Maps
NZTopo50-BG38
ID 1509

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Added 1 August 20061 August 2006 by BootyBooty. No revisions.
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