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Whio (Blue Duck) Rafting Experience


A unique, hands-on New Zealand eco-adventure: help us protect the rare and endangered Whio (Blue Duck) population from predators while rafting the beautiful Tongariro River.

Our Blue Duck Eco rafting adventure is a white water rafting trip with a difference. With an experienced local guide you will navigate the same exciting Grade 3 Tongariro River rapids as our regular Tongariro White Water Rafting trip, but we’ll be making some pit stops along remote stretches of the riverbank that are only accessible by raft. Here, you will take part in the Blue Duck Project by walking the trapping lines and helping us to check our predator traps. Our gas powered, automatic traps are easy to handle, and you will learn how to make sure they are all charged and set to go. You can do as much or as little as you like. With expert commentary from your guide, you will learn all about Whio and our conservation project.

Opening times

Business hours
0800 - 1700
Months of operation
All Year


$194 (Adult)
+64 7 386 6409
0800 101 024
Physical address:
Whio (Blue Duck) Rafting Experience
95 Atirau Rd, Turangi
New Zealand

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