ABOUT US


ABOUT US ABOUT US ABOUT US
RIVERBUGGING IS OUR PASSION
We love sharing this unique experience with our guests. Having fun in the outdoors and appreciation of the environment and local culture are core values that shape our tours and activities that feature the natural Taonga (treasures) of the Bay of Plenty’s spectacular waterways.
In small groups we offer quality, personal service and an unforgettable experience.

KAITIAKITANGA 
Guardianship, protection, preservation or sheltering. It is a way of managing the environment, based on the traditional Māori world view. The root word from this term is tiaki which means "look after".
Our land, water and air need to be respected and cared for, we pride ourselves on delivering our visitor experiences in an environmentally and culturally sensitive manner, practicing kaitiakitanga to help preserve Aotearoa — New Zealands' culture and natural treasures for generations to come.

A WORD FROM DON:
Rafting and kayaking are fun, but the connection and freedom of riverbugging is what really got me hooked! The great thing about riverbugs is they're so user friendly and intuitive to paddle, that even complete beginners can take them out on whitewater safely and have the time of their lives. Riverbug inventor, Graeme Boddys' revolutionary innovation opens up a whole new way to enjoy our waterways."

"Join our Riverbug Tours for a taste of riverbugging, or take a Course and learn how to become self reliant on whitewater. We also run Programs for: Schools, Water Safety, Therapy and Team Building. People from all walks of life can enjoy riverbugging, it's great for first-timers and family friendly too. Safe and enjoyable riverbug experiences are what we strive for. Our Safety Management Systems are audited by Adventure Mark, and riverbug.nz is licensed by Work Safe NZ and complies with NZ Health and Safety Regulations. With 30+ years in water based Adventure Tourism you can be sure you're in good hands.
See you on the water!"

Don Allardice
(owner Riverbug.nz)