Loch Loudon Fen Complex

Description: Complex of wetland gullies draining into Loch Loudon. 76
Type/Class: Fen. 2
Size: 33.3 ha.
Altitude: 400 - 440 m above sea level.
Approximate location: Waipori Falls Road, 21 km Northeast of Lawrence | NZTM (centre point): E1363400 N4914100.
Regional Plan: Water for Otago | Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.84, Map F46.
Territorial Authority: Clutha District Council.

Interactive map of Loch Loudon Fen Complex

Recorded Values

Value Description
A7 High diversity of indigenous wetland flora and fauna. Diverse plant communities. 76
A1 - A6, A8, A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.

Other Information

  • Composition of red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) and Sphagnum sp. 2
  • Part of the area includes QEII covenant 5/12/120.

  • Wetland areas may also be a habitat for dusky galaxiids. 76
Aerial view of Loch Loudon Fen Complex (March 2006)


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.

76 Ingle, C. (2002) Final Wetland Site Visits. Internal Report. File RI 116/Object ID 00564411. Otago Regional Council, Dunedin.