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Awa Toa Preservation Fund

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua
As man disappears from sight, the land remains

1% of each Adventure goes toward enabling us to assist in the preservation of the natural Tongariro

We are blessed with Waimaori (Fresh Water) and the fragile environment that supports it. Rafting New Zealand has created the Awa Toa Preservation Fund to preserve our precious lakes, rivers and streams for future generations.

The Awa Toa Preservation Fund, in conjunction with Project Tongariro, provide financial and labour support each year to plant over a thousand native trees along the banks of the Tongariro River.

a river surrounded by trees


Preserving, rejuvenating and maintaining the whenua (land) and Waimaori (Fresh water ways) that provide us with life, are the focus of the Awa Toa Preservation Fund. We work with local and national organisations to achieve the best results for our future generations.

We contribute with funding and man-power to assist Project Tongariro in planting over 1,000 native trees a year on the banks of the Tongariro River

We contribute annually to helping to maintain the natural environment of one of New Zealand’s most rare animals – the Whio (Whistling) Blue Duck

We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Conservation to maintain and clean the toilets and rest areas along the banks of the Tongariro River

blue duck


Community is the greatest resource we have to enable the projection, rejuvenation and maintenance of the whenua (land) and waimaori (fresh water ways) that provide us with life. We work to educate our communities through fun activities like sponsoring White Water River Rafting and sponsorship opportunities to bring the communities – both local and international – together with a goal of sustaining our water ways for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations.

a group of people in helmets