The Approaches to No.1 Rapid - Umko
"The Approaches" are directly downstream of the Hela Hela bridge, as the river does a long bend to the right. It is a long rapid with some big boulders and holes to avoid. Its best to hug the inside line and pick your way down, avoiding the trouble.
VIDEO OF THE APPROACHES
This video footage was taken with the river running at approximately 1.5m at Hela Hela. (Thanks to Don Wewege for the contribution).