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Looking for the best places to Whitewater Kayak in and around Karatina? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Whitewater Kayak in and around Karatina.

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Whitewater Kayak Trips or Routes


Upper Tana (Gorge)
Tana - A steep committing section. Some big rapids and drops. Some big portages around Siphons. After a big hard day with some awesome white water. This is your river.
Gura - A great continues class II run. Great for beginners as the river is straight forward. Great in canoes as well.
Lower Gura
Gura - The river picks up quit considerably from the Upper take out bridge. More of a pool drop section with some nice rapids. If people have had a good day on the upper section, are not feeling tired and want to step it up. This is a good short section. Once you enter the Tana river the volume increased drastically and you have a couple of hard bur unable rapids before you get to the take out.
Ragati Slides
Ragati River - A very steep section of slides and drops. Extremely low volume.
Ragati - A good beginners section. It starts of easily and the gets harder in the middle section before easing up again. Super low volume and a great introduction to running small slides.