The 2023/2024 season is now under way, come and join us!

Keep an eye on our Facebook group for trip details. These are usually posted a week prior. Also keep an eye on Facebook for last minute trips, especially when there has been rain and the river flows are good.

DateRiverGradeTrip LeaderComments
December 9th – 10thTekapo Weekend3AaronIntermediate
Jan 20th – 21st Queenstown Weekend: Shotover, Kawarau3DaleIntermediate
February 18thHurunui2 – 3NixieBeginners-Intermediate trip
March 16 – 17Murchison weekend3NixieIntermediate
April 13 – 14West Coast Weekend3 – 4DaleAdvanced

If you have any questions or trip ideas contact the RiverBug Officer.

Grading system

Beginner – For complete beginners who have never been in a bug and anyone wanting an easy trip to master the basics. Typically grade 2 and 2+.
Intermediate – For those who have been on beginner trips and are confident in the Bug. Check with the trip leader to see if this is you. Grade 2 to 3+.
Advanced – For those who have mastered rolling and like a challenge. You know who you are. Grade 3+.