Check out our unique riverbug adventures on Te Moana a Toi – The Bay of Plenty's awesome awa (rivers). Feel the adrenaline kick of riding the rapids, drift leisurely though hidden canyons, and experience a taste of māori culture as you discover our special places by riverbug. Trips for first-timers and experienced whitewater enthusiasts alike. We hope you enjoy our website – be sure to look out for our TE REO TIPS, and just tell us how many there are in total to go into the draw to win a free riverbug trip! TE REO TIP #1: AWA = RIVER
Exciting, fun whitewater riverbugging through a rugged rock-walled gorge below the spectacular Aniwhenua Falls. A "natural highlight" close to Rotorua, Tauranga & Whakatane. Half Day Tour from $119Learn More
Relaxed bug fun on the lower Wairoa awa. A great outing close to Tauranga for families with tamariki 5 years and older. Half day from $89. TE REO TIP #2 : TAMARIKI = CHILDRENLearn More
A taste of whitewater riverbugging on the Wairoa awa during the Sunday water releases. Awesome fun for ages 10 years and over. 3 Hours $79Learn More
Learn whitewater riverbugging skills on a more challenging section of the Wairoa awa during the Sunday water releases. $149Learn More
Check out our BUG SUNDAY's for a taste of whitewater riverbugging on the Wairoa awa water releases on selected Sundays. We access the rapids by paddling and carrying the riverbugs up-river at minimum flow before the water is released. When water arrives, a bug-surf-session at the Wairoa Play Wave and fun riverbug descent of the rapids round off the tour. Great fun for fit and able participants 10 years and over. Expect to carry a riverbug (8 kg) and walk over river rocks. This is a popular trip, so book early to reserve your date.
Take a course and learn how to master Riverbugging in whitewater and do some cool tricks... Courses run Sundays during the Wairoa awa water releases. Other days and locations available on demand.Learn More
2 hoops, 1 ball, 2 teams, let's Play! Water polo meets basket ball bug style – Bug Ball is super fun and easy to play. A few basic paddle techniques, an eye for the hoop, and teamwork are all you need to get started. A great group activity for the likes of schools, clubs, businesses or friends. Contact us for details.Learn More
Lightweight and easy to use riverbugs are ideal for fun initiative challenges. Great for school and community groups, and for cooperate team-building. Programs tailored to suit your needs.Learn More
Freedom of movement and direct contact with the water element can make therapy and rehabilitation from the riverbug perspective fun and rewarding. Riverbugs can also be adapted for people with disabilities.Learn More
The versatile riverbug offers a unique way for students to experience the water environment. Our school programs will motivate, challenge and unite students with fun learning and physical activity where confidence, skill and teamwork all come into play. Developed in consultation with BOPRC, Enviro Hub and Tourism Bay of Plenty, our riverbug programs mix fun with learning, combining riverbugging with elements of river safety, tiaki (conservation), and kōrero Māori. TE REO TIP #7 : KŌRERO = STORIESLearn More
Get your friends, family, work mates or club mates together for some whitewater riverbugging on the Rangitaiki or Wairoa awa, or enjoy a splash around with some fun activities and games at the ocean, pool or roto. TE REO TIP #8 : ROTO = LAKELearn More
Riverbugs are great tools for Team Building, engaging participants with fun games and challenges, where participation, problem solving and teamwork are the primary goals. Choose one of our program locations around Tauranga, the greater Te Moana a Toi, or venue of your choice. Let us know your requirements and we’ll tailor a program to suit.Learn More
Treat your kids to a fun Birthday – Bug style! Just bring along the kids and keke rā whānau and we'll supply the bug fun and any special wishes. TE REO TIP #10 : KEKE RĀ WHĀNAU = BIRTHDAY CAKELearn More
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Yes, we can enjoy sharing adventures with others, and even handshake, hug and hongi again.
This is great news for tourism and a credit to everyone in Aotearoa – New Zealand for playing their part in eliminating this pesky virus
Because our riverbug activities take part outside in large open areas, and not in confined spaces, the situations where you are in close contact (within a meter) are very minimal. Due to these factors, we believe we are a low-risk environment for the spread of any illness.
Even so, we want to let you know that we are taking measures to do our part in minimizing any potential spread of, or exposure to viral infection in order to protect our clients and staff. We are disinfecting equipment worn by clients after each use, ensuring safe food hygiene practices, and maintaining records of participants on our trips.
If you have any questions or concerns in relation to coming and enjoying riverbug.nz's unique experiences then please contact us.