The 2020/2021 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.

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


November 22ndLower Boyle2TBABeginner
November 28thAshley / Okuku / Upper Boyle3DaleIntermediate
December 5-6thHurunui 2 – 3 Lochie Beginner Weekend. Focused on building the skills to go from zero to hero.


January 16th Huruniu/Ashley 3 Dale Intermediate
January 31st Hurunui Girls Beginner Trip 2 Nixie Beginner. No boys allowed!
February 20th Hurunui 2-3 TBA Beginner
March 7th Hurunui 3 TBA Intermediate
March 20-21st Murchison 3-4 Nixie Intermediate
April 17-18th West Coast Wilderness Weekend 3 – 4 Graeme Intermediate Signup

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+.