Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

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Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

Post by Patrick Clissold » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:20 am

Discovered some crazy geology on the Tarawera out here in NZ. Whole river sumps underground to emerge in the middle of an enormous cliff. Some great white water though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGhzt0qs39o

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Re: Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

Post by Jerry Tracey » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm

I'm looking at the idea of a trip to NZ in 2018/19 (when one of my pensions pays out a lump sum!!).
Is there a guidebook available to NZ white-water?

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Re: Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

Post by jmmoxon » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:55 am

http://kayakworldguide.forums-free.com Links to websites with info on white water, touring, sea & surf.

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Re: Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

Post by Jerry Tracey » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:09 pm

Many thanks, that seems to be just what I was looking for - I'll order it!

Jerry.

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Re: Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

Post by Patrick Clissold » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:27 am

Jerry, as Mike said, that is the guidebook to NZ however there is a lot of stuff not in it. There is an online guide here: http://rivers.org.nz/nz

PM me if you are coming out, I can give you a hand and point you in the right direction if you want. I'm based in Auckland, however I might be heading down South next year, but either way happy to help.

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Re: Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

Post by Jerry Tracey » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:07 pm

Thanks, Patrick. this support would be greatly appreciated.
I'll contact you nearer the time, once plans firm up a bit. I'm probably looking at the Xmas period 2018/19.
Best Wishes!
Jerry.

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