Poripori Waterholes Experience
Explore Poripori Water Holes near Tauranga by Riverbug. Experience impressive bedrock geology, drift through deep pools and small rapids, and learn about Māori culture. 4 HOURS. From $149

$179 Adult  
$149 Child
(<16) 


  • Departures 10:30am
  • Half day Tour  4 hours)
  • Snack and refreshments included.
  • Grade 1 (easy fun whitewater)
  • Great adventure for friends and families

From Port Tauranga at the base of Mauao (Mount Maunganui) we travel into the countryside to the iconic Poripori Water Holes on the Wairoa River.

Kitted out in wetsuits, safety gear, funky webbed gloves and flippers, we carry our bugs to the river to try them out. It’s super easy to learn and loads of fun! 

Against a backdrop of native forrest we explore the Wairoa’s amazing geology drifting through deep pools, sliding between rocks and down small drops amongst the Wairoaʻs impressive pot-holes carved out of the bedrock by stones and water. After the tour we break for a hearty snack with refreshments.

Finally we return to Tauranga via the back roads past avocado and kiwifruit orchards and views to Tauranga.

Tour Details:

  • Departures 10:30am
  • Meeting at Cruise Terminal Port Tauranga
  • All equipment and safety personnel provided. 
  • 4 hours in total. 

Participant requirements:

  • Minimum height 1.25m 
  • Maximum weight 120kg
  • Fit & able
  • Can Swim

What to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • towel
  • sun protection.