Connect with nature and experience Tarawera River’s swirling currents and fun whitewater from a riverbug perspective. Share our passion for riverbug adventures, and help us to support regenerative tourism, community and healthy lifestyles.
The Tarawera River is sacred to Māori, and local iwi (tribes) have a long history of connection to the awa (river). Our Tarawera Riverbug tour takes you on a journey through a fun section of this special river.
The tour starts in Kawerau, close to Whakatāne, Rotorua & Tauranga. A combination of easy flowing currents and exciting whitewater make the Tarawera great for beginners, the climax of the tour coming at the Slalom Rapid – site of the 2013 IRF World Rafting Championships. Tours depart year round. In small groups we offer top equipment, personal service & and unforgettable experience.
Difficulty Grade 1 & 2, suitable for children & Adults over 1.25m tall.
All equipment provided. Bring swimwear & towel.