Project Janszoon is a privately funded trust working with the Department of Conservation, the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, the community and local iwi to restore the ecology of the Abel Tasman National Park.
Located at the top of the South Island; the nearest towns are Motueka, Takaka and Kaiteriteri. The Park was formed in 1942 from a mix of Crown land, reserves and former private holdings where timber harvesting and farming had been the main land uses.
Abel Tasman is New Zealand's smallest national park at 22,530 hectares.
Project Janszoon Trust, Department of Conservation, Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, iwi, landowners and concessionares.
Tasman Coast Track is accessible by road at four
points: Marahau (67 km from Nelson), Wainui (21 km from Takaka), Totaranui (32 km from Takaka), and Awaroa estuary (31 km from Takaka).
Water taxis operate to a timetable from Marahau and
Kaiteriteri, providing transport to the main beaches of
Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Bark Bay, Onetahuti, Awaroa