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Thread: Ahaura river rafting. Anyone done it ?

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    Ahaura river rafting. Anyone done it ?

    I'm planning on packrafting the Ahaura river in a couple of weeks time with two other forum members

    He's anyone rafted or kayaked the Ahaura ?
    I have lost / loaned my river guide book and there's not a lot of info on line either
    Would be nice to get the heads up from someone normal ( not face book adventure junkie ) on what it's like

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    Here's what it says in my nz whitewater book. I personally haven't paddled it but heaps of people in hokitika will have.

    Tai poutini polytec outdoor rec might be worth a call if you have no luck on here. Pretty sure someone there will have the lowdown





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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    Here's what it says in my nz whitewater book. I personally haven't paddled it but heaps of people in hokitika will have.

    Tai poutini polytec outdoor rec might be worth a call if you have no luck on here. Pretty sure someone there will have the lowdown





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    I think you are confusing the Arahura with the Ahaura.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2308 View Post
    I think you are confusing the Arahura with the Ahaura.
    But still an excellent effort to provide information.
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    That book is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    That book is awesome!
    Yes that book is so awesome I loaned it to someone and they never gave it back
    And I can't remember who

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    I’ve Jetboated it a few times, last time was last year, we left from the town bridge and got up into the Haupiri.

    It’s a pretty easy river, the first half is sort of a gorge (saw a few goats) and then opens up at Hamers flat to a fairly easy braided river.
    The only tricky bit is Earthquake Rapid which is directly below Jim’s Hut. At low flows it would be for experienced jetboaters only (Boulders) was in a good flow the day we did it. I’ll try to find a photo. Couple of other rapids below there but not as bad.
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    Top of Rapid, photo flattens it out
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

 

 

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