Carol Exton is organising a trip into the Waiohine River in the Tararua Ranges (near Wellington). The Waiohine has long been regarded as a classic Tararua Gorging trip, so if the right flows are hit, it’ll be a brilliant pack raft. I’d guess it’d be class II+ perhaps a rapid or two in class III. Get in touch with her if you want to join in!
I am organising a four day packrafting trip down the Waiohine River Fri 8 to Mon 11 Dec 17. We will helicopter from Carterton onto Carkeek Ridge at a cost of $250 pp and tramp down to Park Forks. Depending on flow inflate gear there or further down if needed. PR to Mid Waiohine Hut, Hector Forks, Totara Flats Hut, Walls Whare then exit SH2. Sleep out or stay at the huts depending on progress made. This is a fun backcountry adventure on a small bouncy river in the Tararua Ranges. I would think similar or less in flow to the Nina River.
Please could you record this trip on your site for interested people to contact me? Happy for my email address and phone number 022-404-7100 to be published
Regards Carol Exton