Our Vision

Enjoy, discover, know and care for Tongariro / Taupo

Our Mission

Inspiring New Zealanders and international visitors to connect physically,
emotionally and spiritually with Tongariro National Park and its surrounds.

Our Goals

  • Harness and connect like-minded people
  • Work together to improve our place
  • Create opportunities for others
  • Share knowledge and experience in conservation
  • Achieve organizational sustainability and resilience

Core Values


    Strong conservation ethics, a spiritual connection to the whenua and caring about our environment


    We value the tradition of our story and that of others

    Manaakitanga o Whanaungatanga

    We value working collaboratively with respect, honesty, integrity and aroha.

Project Tongariro four key focus areas are:


Adopt a Hectare

Hectare by hectare Project Tongariro is restoring the bush environment surrounding Lake Rotopouanamu, Tongariro National Park. You can directly help the Restoring Rotopounamu Project by “Adopting a Hectare”. It takes roughly $100.00 per annum to maintain 1 hectare of native bush at Lake Rotopounamu. By adopting a hectare you have the opportunity to bring back the birdsong to this remarkable and accessible example of New Zealand biodiversity.


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