RIVERBUG


Kia Ora – Welcome

riverbug.me invite you to join us on Aotearoa – New Zealand's whitewater adventure with a difference! Explore the Bay of Plenty regions' whitewater treasures (Taonga) from a riverbug perspective. Whether it's the adrenalin kick of riding the rapids, or just drifting with the flow, you'll be amazed by the fun of riverbugging and how easy it is to learn. In small groups we offer individual service, top quality equipment and an unforgettable experience.

RANGITAIKI RIVERBUG $119–$149

BUG THE BAY OF PLENTY'S LARGEST RIVER. –. A NATURAL HIGHLIGHT CLOSE TO ROTORUA & WHAKATANE

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WAIROA RAPID BUG $89–$109

AWESOME RIVERBUG "'NATURE SLALOM' – A TAURANGA "MUST-DO"

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WAIROA SCENIC BUG $89–$109

RELAXED BUG FUN ON THE LOWER WAIROA RIVER – A GREAT FAMILY' OUTING CLOSE TO TAURANGA

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ACTIVITIES


Bug Ball

2 hoops, 1 ball, 2 teams, let's Play! Water polo meets basket ball bug style – Bug Ball is super fun and easy to play. A few basic paddle techniques, an eye for the hoop, and teamwork are all you need to get started. A great group activity for the likes of schools, clubs, businesses or friends. Contact us for details.

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Initiative Challenges

Riverbugs are lightweight and easy to use, making them ideal for fun initiative challenges for a wide range of ages and abilities. Especially suitable for school and community groups, and as team-building activity. Try some of our challenges or make up your own!

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COURSES

Take a Course and learn how to paddle a Riverbug in whitewater and master some cool tricks...

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Groups


SCHOOLS

Riverbugs are versatile, intuitive to paddle and easy to use, making them a great activity for school groups. Book your school outing with us at one of our locations around Tauranga Bay of Plenty, or we can bring our mobile fleet and run a program at the location of your choice.

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Treat your kids to a fun Birthday – Bug style! Just bring the kids and BBQ along and we'll provide the Bug fun and any special wishes.

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TEAM BUILDING

Riverbugs are great tools for Team Building. Our Programs engage participants with fun challenges and games, where participation, problem solving and teamwork are the primary goals. We can run programs at our locations around Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty or your venue of choice. Let us know your requirements and we’ll tailor a program to suit.

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SOCIAL GROUPS

Get your friends, family, work mates or club mates together for some whitewater riverbugging on the Rangitaiki or Wairoa Rivers, or enjoy a splash around with some fun activities and games at the ocean, pool or lake

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ABOUT US


ABOUT US ABOUT US
KIWI INVENTION
My first meeting with inventor, New Zealander Graeme Boddy in the late 90's was decisive. His unique inflatable challenged the perception of what a water craft looked like and how you paddled it. Graeme took me on the river to try out his invention – I was hooked, and that year I started running the first commercial whitewater trips.

SO, WHAT IS A RIVER BUG?
This funky single person inflatable can perhaps best be described as a single person twin hulled mini-raft. Both incredibly stable and super agile, what really sets it aside from other water-craft is that it can be paddled using both your arms and legs, and that you wear your paddles instead of having to hold on to them. It is a very safe craft that is intuitive to paddle, making it great for beginners.

OUR STORY
In 2010 I grounded company riverbug.me  in Europe, with aim of bringing this fledgeling sport to the world. In 2018 I returned to NZ,  and chose Tauranga as the perfect base to share my passion through my new adventure company Riverbug.nz.

OUR EXPERIENCE
Riverbug.nz draws on 30+ years in water based Adventure Tourism to offers activities and programs suitable for all walks of life. Our services include: Rental, Courses, Group Programs, Water Safety, Therapy and Team Building, and our products are used in sectors such as Tourism, Sport & Recreation, Education, Health, Special Needs, and Civil Defence.

OUR ACTIVITIES
Our calm-water activities are based at The Mall beach, Mauao - Mount Maunganui, and our whitewater activities take place on a selection of the Bay of Plenty's spectacular rivers. Our fleet is mobile, enabling us to vary our locations and run activities at at the venue of your choice.

Whether splashing around at the beach, lake or swimming pool, or descending whitewater rapids, we pride ourselves in providing top quality equipment and professional service.

I look forward to seeing you on the water!

Don Allardice
(owner Riverbug.nz)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .

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  • Lake Aniwhenua camping area.
  • Meeting place for Rangitaiki Riverbug

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