The 2019/2020 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 30thAshley, Okuku, Upper Boyle, etc3 – 4 DaleAdvanced
December 15th Lower Boyle 2 Graeme Beginners


January 18th Lower Boyle 2 Denis Beginner
February 1st Hurunui 2 Denis Beginner
February 22nd Murchison weekend 3 Nixie Intermediate
March 14th West Coast Wilderness Weekend 3+ Graeme Intermediate/Advanced
March 21st Hurunui 2 Ben Beginner
April 4th Advanced day/weekend trip 3 – 4 DaleAdvanced

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+.