BUG SUNDAY – WAIROA


BUG SUNDAY – WAIROA

Cost: $79 per person

  • Departure 8:45 AM
  • 3 – 3.5 Hours
  • Grade 2 (easy, bouncy waves)
  • First-timer and family friendly
  • Departs Sundays (see release dates below)

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 at 1443 State Highway 29, Tauriko
  • All equipment and safety personnel provided. 
  • Allow 3 – 3.5 hours in total. 
  • Involves carrying a riverbug (9kg) along a bedrock riverbed

Participant requirements:

  • Minimum height 125cm
  • Maximum weight 110kg
  • Fit & able
  • Can Swim

Bring:

  • Swimwear, towel, thin socks & sun protection.


Release dates for 2020 - 2021:

September 2020 Sunday 27
 October 2020 Sunday 11, 25
 November 2020 Sunday 8, 22, 29
 December 2020 Sunday 6, 13 20, 27
 January 2021 Sunday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
 February 2021 Sunday 7, 21
 Saturday 13 and Sunday 14
 March 2021 Sunday 7, 14, 21, 28
 April 2021 Sunday 4, 18
 May 2021 Sunday 2