Introduction

Keeping an eye on the beach at Awaroa in the Abel Tasman National Park is now a whole lot easier with a new webcam capturing real time images of the beautiful spot.

Date:  08 July 2016

The camera has been provided by Project Janszoon, a private trust working with the Department of Conservation to restore the ecology of the Abel Tasman National Park.

The webcam is situated on the roof of Wilsons Abel Tasman's Meadowbank Homestead. It looks across the Awaroa inlet towards the 7 ha Awaroa beach that became famous earlier this year when the public bought it through amassive crowd funding campaign.

"Viewing the Abel Tasman via webcam is a way of connecting people with places in the Park they hold special, especially the nearly 40,000 people who contributed over $2.2 million towards purchasing the Awaroa sandspit," saysProject Janszoon director Devon McLean.

The Awaroa beach will be officially gifted to the Crown and become part of the Abel Tasman National Park on Sunday 10 July.

There are also webcams available on Project Janszoon's website looking at Torrent Bay, Anchorage and Astrolabe Roadstead. They were installed by environmental technology company Groundtruth, the cameras take a still photo every 10 minutes, and you can scroll through a days worth of images.

View the webcams on Project Janszoon's website.

About Project Janszoon

Project Janszoon is a privately funded trust named after Abel 'Janszoon' Tasman. Over a 30-year time frame it will work with DOC, the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, the community and iwi to reduce predator numbers and weeds, restore eco-systems and re-introduce native birds, animals and plants in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Project Janszoon has provided a Wi Fi network throughout the Abel Tasman National Park. A 'virtual visitor centre' with information on the park, tides, weather and species can be downloaded for free on your smart phone. 

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