10 AM UPDATE:
Tongariro has fallen already back to only 200 cumecs at 10 am when the photos below were taken from the Tongariro River Trail above the SH1 road bridge.
What an ideal winter day to go biking on the Tongariro River Trail, skiing at Whakapapa, tramping in the National Parks, or stay in bed with a good book?
Photo is Tony Old with Beau in his backpack and Emma from Stratford dressed appropriately for the conditions and about to bike away on the Tongariro River Trail in challenging wet conditions yesterday. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. They were the third booking on a wet Saturday which shows the increasing popularity of the Tongariro River Trail. It should be on your bucket list too. (We hope Brenda Lawson can see the Didymo awareness stickers on the bikes….)
The Tongariro is blown out for anglers and rafters. Plenty of rain up in the Central Plateau last night. It peaked at Turangi at over 300 cumecs about 12 times the usual flow. This should recover just as quickly and provide good fishing all week now that the school holidays are over…
The Bridge Pool below SH1 bridge at 10 am.