A short scenic float through a huge limestone gorge, this could be the last section of a trip on the Inland Packtrack, or a short out and back from Punakaiki.
Thanks to Elias Love for the photos and info.
Pororari River Track
Its about 1hr up the track to the swingbridge over the Pororari River.
Learn more about the tracks in the area (including the 2 day through trip via the Inland Pack Track) on the Punakaiki Area walks page on the DOC website .
Pororari River (I) swingbridge to SH6
Depending on flows, you might have to start a little lower than the swing bridge. It’s a lovely scenic float back downstream, though you do need to keep your eye out for log jams!
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We did the river on high flow due to recent rain. It was still grade 1, running clear and no log jams. We started at the new bridge a little further up stream past cave creek confluence.
Thanks for this one — lovely float it is.
Just a note that the main track along the river is closed for maintenance. We made a loop out of it instead, taking the inland pack track to the swingbridge for the put in.