River Access


The Advocates for the Tongariro River are actively engaged in fostering the protection, enjoyment and promotion of the Tongariro River and its environment. The Tongariro is a spectacular mountain stream with a wide range of fauna and flora and some well maintained walking tracks used by tourists and New Zealanders. The Tongariro River environment is enjoyed by walkers, trampers, anglers, cyclists as well as rafters and kayakers.

The Advocates aim to work with stakeholders with responsibility for the river including: the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board as legal owners of the river bed, Environment Waikato for its management of the catchment, Taupo District Council and the Turangi Community Board whose decisions can impact upon the river, The Departmant of Conservation who manage river reserves and the fishery, and a number of recreational interests, to protect and maintain existing river access while working to extend river access for more New Zealanders and visitors to enjoy.