We were lucky enough to be able to get away over the weekend for a three day fly in trip to a beautiful section of the Rangitikei river to round off a pretty good season so far. With a team of Chris from Manic Tackle project, Jakub from DTD Adventures, Sam from Moreporks and Tim ...it was set to be a pretty chilled out affair in the hills covering some ground with packs on once dropped in by Helisika and the Hughes 500.
The Kaimanawas encompasses a massive expanse of native forest, shrublands and tussock grasslands, extending from Tongariro National Park in the west to the Kaweka Ranges in the east. Altitudes vary from 560 metres in the north, to the highest point Makorako at 1727 metres in the centre of the park. Kaimanawa Forest Park was gazetted in 1969 and is managed by the Department of Conservation.