Located in the West Coast region
People kayak both the Arahura and Styx Rivers and gain access by walking or flying in by helicopter.
Classic grade 4 and 5 technical, steep, medium volume river running. The Arahura is 14 km of the most dynamically and aesthetically satisfying grade 4+ kayaking available in the world!
The Styx River is steep, technical, varied and similar to the helicopter access trips in the region. Classic ‘read and run’ technical grade 4/4+ whitewater in the first 1.5 km.Classic grade 3 whitewater from there down. Tight lines, fairly steep gradient, short drops which are often close together to form longer sequences.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.