give back to the park

Project Janszoon has a wonderful team of volunteers who do everything from dune restoration and tree planting to pest trapping and weed control.
Volunteering is a great way to give back and see a different side to the Abel Tasman.
There are lots of ways you can help. Check out some of the options below or register your interest here.


We are always looking for volunteers who are keen to spend a day in the park helping with weeding and planting.  It is a fun day out which usually focuses on the dune areas of the Abel Tasman.
Our restoration supervisor Helen arranges regular trips into the park. To register your interest contact he***@ja******.org


The Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust services some of the trapping networks in the Park.
Volunteers get to spend regular time in the Abel Tasman between Marahau and Awaroa, walking trapping lines to check traps, record data and re-bait.  There are opportunities for people looking for a low impact outing through to those happy to walk more challenging routes. If you are interested in joining one of the teams contact at*********@gm***.com

Become a citizen scientist

Be our eyes and ears in the park.
Have you seen a weka during your visit? Or maybe a toutouwai/robin near the coast?
Share your sightings and help us help the wildlife.  Send us your bird (or even pest) observations via the ‘Have you seen this?’ section of the Abel Tasman Phone App.
Download the free app


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