3 Hours (approximately)
Departure time 9:00 am
**Sundays Only** limited seats

Ride the Wairoa Rivers' rapids and get a taste of riverbugging on this compact fun whitewater section located upstream from the Poripori swimming holes near Tauranga. Grab your mates and family and enjoy some fun in the sun. The Wairoas' whitewater section has controlled 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 calm pools in the impressive bedrock riverbed to access the Wairoas' fun Grade 2 whitewater section upstream. Once we reach our destination we'll brief you on river safety and show you a few cool tricks. When the water arrives it's "surfs up!" at the legendary Wairoa surf wave which everyone can have a go at surfing. After our surf session we'll head downstream through the fun whitewater to round out the tour. 

Meeting place for the tour is 1443 State Highway 29, Tauriko, Lower Kaimai 3171 at 9:00 am.

CONTACT US for details and bookings. 

  • no prior white water experience necessary
  • Expect to carry a riverbug (8kg) and walk over river rocks. This adventure is for fit and able participants.
  • Minimum age 10 years
  • Maximum weight 110 kg
  • Riverbugging equipment and safety personnel provided. 
  • Bring your swimwear, towel & sun protection. You can use your own wetsuit if you have one.
  • Available on the following Sundays: 

Release dates for 2020 - 2021 to be advised mid July 2020