It is very photogenic but a truly hair raising sight… The Wairoa is a dam release river that only runs 26 days a year.
When the river is full, the local youngsters take the opportunity to make jumps from either the bridge or the roof of the power station. The water was freezing cold the day I took this photographs.
Captured at the McLaren Falls Park bridge. I used Photoshop Photomerge to compile this image.
You can see another photograph of the McLaren falls here and a photograph of White Water Rafting on the Wairoa Riever here.
Or you can photograph it yourself on a tour with ZoomOn!NZ – Check it out here.