One of a series of ‘teaser’ trip pages for those heading to the 2017 NZ Packrafting Meetup. Thanks to Hugh Canard for the information. I’m hopeful that the Meetup will result in a little more info plus a few photos so we can expand these pages.
Doubtful River (II?)
So far, we’re unaware of anyone having paddled this river, so the class is an educated guess.
Its about 2 hours to Doubtful Hut (2 bunks) and a further 1hr 30mins to Doubtless Hut (6 bunks).
Looking on the map, it would appear that the logical place to start padding would be at the confluence of the Doubtless and Doubtful Rivers. Its likely that this trip would need a bit of rain to bring it into condition. There appears to be a short gorge section just below Doubtful Hut, although Google imagery suggests that it doesn’t look too gnarly. The track is marked as closely following the river, so could be used as an escape or to scout that section on the way in.
Visual. Likely to need a bit of rain to bring it into condition.