BUG SUNDAY


BUG SUNDAY
Experience a roller-coaster rapid ride and surf the “Wairoa Wave“' during the Sunday water releases in the Wairoa Gorge near Tauranga. 3 HOURS. $99.

$99 per person 


  • Departs 8:45 AM on selected Sundays (see release dates below)
  • 3 Hours
  • Grade 2 (fun, bouncy waves)
  • First-timer and family friendly

Just upstream from the Poripori swimming holes near Tauranga – your adventure awaits... Grab your mates and family and enjoy the action in during the Wairoa water releases on designated Sundays from September – May. 

Our tour departs mornings prior to the water release, allowing us to paddle and walk our riverbugs up the pools and rapids of the bedrock gorge before the water comes. Once we reach our upstream destination we'll brief you on river safety and do some practice. When the water arrives everyone can have a go at surfing their bugs on the wave, and after we're all “surfed-out“ we'll bug downstream through the fun whitewater gorge to round out the tour. 

Tour Details:

  • Departure 8:45am (on selected Sundays, see below)
  • Meeting place 1443 State Highway 29, Tauriko
  • All equipment and safety personnel provided. 
  • Allow 3 hours in total. 
  • Involves carrying a riverbug (9kg) along a bedrock riverbed

Participant requirements:

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

Bring:

  • Swimwear, towel, thin socks & sun protection.


Water release dates for 2021 - 2022: 

 October 2021 Sunday 3, 17, 31
 November 2021 Sunday 14, 28
 December 2021 Sunday 5, 12, 19, 26
 January 2022 Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
 February 2022 Sunday 6, 13, 20, 27
 March 2021 Sunday 13, 20, 27
 Saturday 5 and Sunday 6
 April 2022 Sunday 3, 17
 May 2022 Sunday 1