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Entry point below Aniwhenua Falls
Deep in the Gorge
Make a splash!
Fun whitewater � great scenery
Aniwhenua Falls from above
Action Bug

Action Bug

Riverbugs mixed with generous portions of whitewater in a breathtaking gorge on the Rangitāiki river in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Connect with nature and learn about Māori culture and local stories as you experience this natural wonder. Join us on the river and help us support our community and healthy lifestyles.

From

NZ$ 189

per person

Highlights

  • Ride the rapids on a funky, single person inflatable RIVERBUG!

  • Enjoy fun whitewater, deep pools and awesome scenery in this remote gorge.

  • Marvel at the spectacular Aniwhenua Falls

  • Escape the crowds – our group is usually the only one on the river...

  • Learn about Māori culture and local stories

Visit

Full Description

Rising in the Rangitāiki Plains, the Bay of Plenty's longest river (155km) gathers strength before cutting through an impressive gorge below Aniwhenua Falls. Come explore this natural wonder with us by riverbug. Splash through fun roller-coaster wave-trains, marvel at waterfalls cascading down lush mossy rock walls and listen to the sounds of nature. This 5km stretch of remote wilderness is one of the Eastern Bay of Plenty's hidden taonga (treasures), and a special place connect with nature in a small group that is mostly the only party on the river. 

• Departures: 9 am Oct – Mar, 10 am Apr & Sept, 2 pm on demand only - contact us
• Half day Tour (3.5 – 4 hours)
• Grade 2 (easy fun, exciting whitewater)

Includes

Small groups & personal attention

Equipment and guides

Approx 2 hours on river

Meeting Point

Lake Aniwhenua Camping Area
71 Black Road, Galatea 3079, New Zealand

Additional Information

Please aim to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure time. We will meet you by the toilet facilities, where you will find parking space for your vehicle. There are areas for changing into your swimwear in the toilet facilities.
Remember to bring: swimwear, towel, and sun protection. It is also a good idea to bring a snack and something to drink.
Please let your guide know if you have any relevant physical / medical conditions or special needs. Guests may wear contact lenses or glasses if necessary (bring a band or tie for your glasses)

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

Terms

Previous experience is not necessary to join our riverbug adventures – most of our guests are first timers! Guest should: • be 1.25m or taller • be ≤ 120 kg • know how to swim

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From

NZ$ 189

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Action Bug

Action Bug

Riverbugs mixed with generous portions of whitewater in a breathtaking gorge on the Rangitāiki river in the Eastern Bay...Show More
Adult: $189
(16 - 99 years)
Child: $149
(8 - 15 years)
Not suitable for Infants.
Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Minimum Passengers: 2
Maximum Passengers: 24

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