Wilkin River (I+) from Kerin Forks Hut

A mellow out and back trip to a neat hut, with options for side trips or as a starting point for bigger adventures. There’s some good fishing up around the Hut. There’s a little bit of class II further up the Wilkin Valley, but it quickly gets very steep with huge boulder gardens (class IV-V)….

Hawea River (II)

The Hawea is a hydro dam controlled river. In its usual state of 10 cumecs, it’s a very simple class II run, close to town. When the dam releases, the play wave in the middle is rated at class III and will be full with all the local kayakers! View Larger Topographic Map The Hawea…

West Matukituki River (I-III) above Raspberry Flat

An out-and-back trip, through farmland, beech forest and huge Otago peaks. Lots of options to shorten or lengthen the trip. A one day option goes as far as Aspiring Hut, avoiding the harder rapids. For two days, camp at Shovel Flat, for the top section of class III paddling. More days could be spent with…

Dart River (I/II) from Daley’s Flat Hut

A great overnight trip, to explore a newly formed lake.  Some fun, easy paddling in a gorgeous valley. Jetboats Be aware that Dart River Safaris commercial Jetboats can travel as far as Slip Stream. Read the Jetboat courtesy code, and give them a call before you head out! The Dart Track Currently the lower reaches of…