Would You Like to Donate?

Our organisation, like so many, welcomes donations which go directly to assisting Project Tongariro undertake many conservation projects in and aorund Tongariro National Park.

YOU can make a donation online

or post it to

Project Tongariro (Tongariro Natural History Society Inc.)
PO Box 238
Turangi 3334
Phone: +64 7 386 6499

Project Tongariro has established a named endowment fund with the Geyser Community Foundation.  The Tongariro Memorial Fund is a living legacy to the four national park rangers and pilot Douglas McKenzie who tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash in the park in December 1982 and is a unique, ongoing and dynamic memorial.

The Tongariro Memorial Fund is a special and powerful way in which individuals, whanau, schools and organisations can support the ongoing projects and activities of Project Tongariro for the long term.



All donations made to the fund including bequests and endowments in people's wills will be managed and invested by the Geyser Community Foundation on Project Tongariro's behalf.

Income earned on the capital will be made available to Project Tongariro every year for investment in one of our four key areas of focus: biodiversity, education, history or recreation.  The annual income will enable continued development of projects and programmes in and around Tongariro National Park, World Heritage Area and in the wider Taupo region.

Donations of any size can be made to the Tongariro Memorial Fund at any time on the Geyser Community Foundation's website - www.geysercf.org.nz

What happens to your donation?

Donations to the society go towards:

  • Bird counts
  • Historic structure restoration
  • Habitat restoration
  • Tree planting
  • Hut maintenance
  • Tussock revegetation
  • Trap setting and monitoring
  • Educating visitors
  • Research grants

Hands up if you want to make a difference!

Money donated or bequeathed to the Society is used in support of the Park. All contributors can take pride in knowing that their donations have been a vital part in the achievements of the Society.

Donations of any size are gratefully accepted and a tax-deductible receipt can be issued on request. Call us or send us an email if you're considering a gift.

You can now make a donation online now:

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