Try something truly new! This Action Bug tour mixes a riverbug with generous portions of whitewater in a breathtaking gorge on the Rangitāiki river between Rotorua and Whakatāne. This is an unforgettable experience that's unique to the Bay of Plenty.
Rising in the Kaingaroa and Uruwera forests, the Rangitāiki awa (river) gathers strength before cutting through the impressive gorge. Come explore this natural wonder with Riverbug. Ride the waves, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and hear the local stories. This is an “off the beaten track“ wilderness experience and it's not uncommon to be the only party on the river.
Your adventure starts at the impressive Aniwhenua Falls with a safety briefing and practice in the calm water below the falls before heading down river. You’ll learn how to navigate your riverbug in whitewater, and hear some of the local kōrero (stories) – you’ll even learn a few cool tricks along the way! After the tour enjoy a light refreshment by the river.
This rural part of the Eastern Bay of Plenty has a number of natural gems, and it's well worth your while to allow time to check out some of the other things to do while you're in the area.