Class: IV+ (V)
Gradient: 50m/km +
Time: 7 hours
Length: 7 km
Level: Slightly spilling over Guthega dam
Shuttle: 1 hour return
Character: Steep continuous boulder garden
Suits: Creek boats
This is an absolutely fantastic section of whitewater, with almost no flat water the entire way.
The rapids are mostly long, continuous, big grade 4/4+.
Many of the rapids can be boat scouted but care is needed and some will require scouting from the river bank and/or portaging.
There are way too many rapids to attempt to describe the lines, and any group paddling it should be confident finding their own way down grade 4.
The is one compulsory portage part way down, a rather burly grade 4+ is followed by a short pool ending in a manky sieve/waterfall that is definitely not runable, the rapid before it could be run but setting up safety before it is definitely recommended.
Although only a short section, the continuous nature of the rapids and large number that need scouting make this a long trip. Go with a small group of experienced paddlers and give yourself plenty of daylight.
Below is a short video of our recent trip down this section... It by no means shows all the good rapids!
Putting In: Dirt track down to river below Guthega dam
Taking Out: Munyang power station / confluence with Munyang Creek (Off Guthega Road)
Camping: Island Bend
Entry Date: 6 November 2015
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