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Top New Zealand beaches marked on mapping system
Published 6 December 2012
Beach lovers can now easily locate beaches across the country with resident surf life saving clubs, thanks to Surf Life Saving New Zealand's decision to display beach and club locations on the Walking Access Mapping System.
The free national mapping system, developed by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission, allows users to find publicly accessible land in the outdoors by overlaying access information on nationwide topographical and aerial maps.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand is the latest organisation to make its outdoor information available on the mapping system. The national association has marked the locations of all beaches with a surf life saving club on-site, with hyperlinks back to its own 'Find a Beach' website for people who want to see more information, including photos and tidal, weather, fishing and surfing conditions at any given beach.
New Zealand Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson said the beach information provided by Surf Life Saving New Zealand would help increase awareness of some of the best coastal outdoor access opportunities in the country.
â€œReadily available information about the locations of our top beaches and what they have to offer will improve understanding of recreational opportunities available to people and offers potential economic benefits as a result of tourism.â€
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