Samson Hill Marshes

Description: Samson Hill Marshes.

Type/Class: Marsh and Swamp. 2

Size: 8.4 ha.

Altitude: 0 - 40 m above sea level.

Approximate location: 400 m East and 1.4 km Southeast of the intersection of Chaslands Highway and Waipati Road, Chaslands.
NZTM (centre point): E1315190 N4833190

Regional Plan: Water for Otago | Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland no.132, Map F31.

Territorial Authority: Clutha District Council.

Interactive map of Samson Hill Marshes

Recorded Values

Value Description
A5 Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of swamps and marshes remain in Otago. 2
A1 - A3, A6 - A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information

  • Composition of Juncus sp., shrubs, red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) and pasture. 2


Aerial View of Samson Hill Marshes


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.

Page last updated 12 July 2024.