Island Blocks Pond Marshes

Description: Island Blocks Pond Marshes

Type/Class: Marsh 2

Size: 3.59 ha

Altitude: 60 - 80 m above sea level

Approximate location: 1.7 km Northwest of the intersection of Ettrick-Raes Junction Road and McCunn Road, Ettrick | NZTM (centre point): E1325380 N4928840

Regional Plan: Water for Otago |Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.64, Map F15

Territorial Authority: Central Otago District Council


Recorded Values:




High degree of wetland naturalness. 2


Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of marshes remain in Otago. 2

A1 - A3, A6, A8, A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Listed as an Additional Wetland in Schedule 19.6A of the Central Otago District Plan. 55


Aerial View of Island Block Pond Marshes (April 2006)



Island Block Pond Marshes (December 2010)



2 Ausseil, A.G., Newsome, P., Johnson, P. (2008) Wetland Mapping in the Otago Region. Landcare Research Contract Report prepared for the Otago Regional Council.

51 Otago Regional Council – Photo Archive 

55 Central Otago District Council (2008) Central Otago District Plan, Published by Central Otago District Council, Alexandra.