Experience the Bay of Plenty's special places from the unique riverbug perspective. The New Zealand invented riverbug is a fun new way to ride whitewater rapids. Check out our range of fun, educational and cultural filled adventures.


$99 - $149

Paddle a funky inflatable riverbug in whitewater. Awesome fun and definitely different! First timer and family friendly tours for age 5 upwards.

Action Bug – Rangitāiki, 4 hours: Exciting Grade 2 riverbug action in an awesome gorge located between the cities of Rotorua, Whakatāne & Tauranga.
Tarawera Riverbug, 3 hours: Awesome Grade 2 riverbug action at the Slalom Rapids in Kawerau.
Fun Bug – Wairoa, 3.5 hours of easy relaxing family fun close to Tauranga.
Bug Sunday – Wairoa, 3 hours: Unique 'hike & paddle' adventure on selected Sundays, close to Tauranga.

In small groups we offer top equipment, personal service & and unforgettable experience. Only available in the Bay of Plenty with Riverbug.NZ.

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Business Hours:
8.00am to 9.00pm

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
15 km to Tauranga

Proximity to airport:
20km to Tauranga Airport

Proximity to bus:
16km to Tauranga coach terminal


Weather Considerations:
Trips may be postponed or cancelled due to heavy rain and rising river levels



Adult $99 - $149
Child $89 - $119

Minimum Age:

Activity Duration:
3 – 4 hours

All prices quoted are in $NZD.
Bookings confirmed by full payment
Bookings are accepted on the understanding that customers appreciate the possible risks in outdoor adventure activities such as but not limited to, injury, uneven terrain, inclement weather, other river users.
All clients must warrant that they have acceptable fitness and no medical condition that will cause them concern during the activities.
It is at our discretion if any customer is deemed incapable of participation.

Cancellation Policy:
Client cancellation within 24 hours from the tour departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
All other client cancellations will incur a 10% administration fee.
Covid 19 related cancellations will receive a full refund or a credit.
There will be no refund on any portion or part of a guided trip once the trip has departed.
Client 'no-shows' who fail to notify cancellation will not receive a refund.
Riverbug.nz reserve the right to cancel or amend any tour for any reason.