The Hurinui was a short mellow class 3 gorge run. Very scenic, and a great warm up. We had our first night camped out up there, and it was pretty cold! We also had a reminder of what happens if you drive shuttle too fast! (not our vehicle!)
Simon on didmo disinfecting duty
From there we headed over the Lewis Pass to Murchison, which is one of the main Kayak centres in the South Island. We popped into the New Zealand Kayak school to meet Mick Hopkinson, kayak legend.
We've spent a few days paddling the local runs on the Buller, Matakitaki, and Glenroy, with a variety of other travelling kayakers, which is great since we'd had enough of walking the shuttle on the Hurinui.
We're now spending a relaxing day at the hot springs. A few more days boating in Murchison, then we'll head out down the West coast before Queenstown.