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Riverbug adventures in the Bay of Plenty

By Don Allardice
Price is ¥11,833per adult


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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Snacks - A healthy wholesome snack with vegan options at the finishing point by the river.

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • Returns to original departure point

What you can expect


Awesome whitewater riverbugging on the Rangitaiki River through a spectacular gorge in Eastern Bay of Plenty. The tour starts near Lake Aniwhenua at the impressive Aniwhenua Falls, where we get ready for the river, pulling on wetsuits and safety equipment, and do the dry part of the briefing… Aniwhenua Falls makes a spectacular backdrop, as we get on the river at the base of the falls for part 2 of the briefing (the wet part!) Then it's off down the river – the really FUN part! Ride the rapids, learn some tricks, relax between rapids and marvel at the rugged beauty and remoteness though the gorge. Sheer rock walls with cascading waterfalls and caves with overhangs are some of the scenic highlights. We love sharing this special place and telling you about the area, its people, and its stories. The tour includes a picnic snack at the finishing point and return shuttle to your vehicle. Time on the river is around 2 hours, allow 3.5 - 4 hours in total.

A unique river experience with fun, exciting whitewater and stunning scenery.


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Activity Location

  • Galatea
  • North Island Bay Of Plenty

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Lake Aniwhenua Camping Area, 71 Black Road, Galatea 3079, New Zealand
    • North Island Bay Of Plenty

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