North West Bay River

Grade: 3/4
Distance: 14 km
Time: 4 hours
Get in: Betts Road Bridge
Get out: Margate Bowls club on the left bank just after the Margate Bridge
Water level: Lots of rain on Mt Wellington (24 hours+ of continuous downpour)

A rarely flowing but epic section of river.

At high levels this is serious class 4. Not a river suitable for beginners as it is fast with few eddies.

Flow data from Water Information Portal

Trip reports

NWB at 15 (ish) cumecs – 15 August 2022.

Friday on the holy North West Bay – 11 June 2021.

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