Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex

Description: Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex.
Type/Class: Fen. 2
Size: 79.6 ha.
Altitude: 280 - 360 m above sea level.
Approximate location: 1.5 km South of the intersection of Owaka Valley Road and Lochindorb Runs Road, Clinton | NZTM (centre point): E1320660 N4865330.
Regional Plan: Water for Otago | Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.74, Map F49.
Territorial Authority: Clutha District Council.

Interactive map of Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex

Recorded Values

Value Description
A4 High degree of wetland naturalness. 2
A1 - A3, A5 - A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

Other Information

  • Part of the area includes QEII Covenant 5/12/114.
  • Composition of red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) and pasture. 2


Aerial View of Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex (March 2006)



Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex (2007) 51



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.