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Eight North Island Farmers Fly Their Planes Down to Raft the Landsborough River

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Organiser Peter Jex Blake, a farmer from Hawkes Bay and seven other farmers from the same area flew their small planes down for a break away from the farm. We stayed at lake Ohau before setting off on the two day hike over the Broderick Pass. Others flew in by helicopter to met up with the crew for the next two days rafting. They had the time of their lives cruising around experiencing New Zealands most unique back country in a number of different forms of transport. See you all next year on the Waiatoto for some jetboating, hiking and rafting.

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Paul Stevenson and His Friends Hiked the Broderick Pass and Rafted the Landsborough River

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

This trip put together by Paul..Thanks Paul from the team at Hidden Valleys, always a big job getting groups together for these outings. Slee of our Hidden Valleys Crew did a great job working with Paul on all the logistics.

Pauls group was able to work along side another group all being keen out doors people, this group catered there own trip and navigated themselves over the Main Divide of New Zealands South Island, through Brodrick Pass. Which from all accounts they did well.

The crew were all waiting with smiles on when we arrived into Creswick flat by helicopter with all the rafting gear.

The river flooded over night so there was no rush the next morning to get going. It needed a few hours to drop to a level where we felt comfortable to run the main gorge. It was early afternoon before we were at the main rapids and at those flows it was challenging enough. Our colleges from Queenstown rafting joined us for the second major rapids always good to have safety in numbers.

We had a nice river side camp and relaxing float out.

Look forward to getting out with you guys again next year on the Dennistoun Pass and Perth River, keep in touch.

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