Stuarts Marsh

Description: Stuarts Marsh.

Type/Class: Marsh.


Altitude: 0 - 20 m above sea level.

Approximate location: 1 km South of Mouats Saddle Road and Centre Road, Papatowai.
NZTM (centre point): E1327600 N4839900.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.140, Map F50.

Territorial Authority: Clutha District Council.


Interactive map of Stuarts Marsh

Recorded Values

Value Description
A4 High degree of wetland naturalness. 2
A5 Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of marshes remain in Otago. 2
A1 - A3, A6 - A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information

  • Composition of shrubs and Coprosma sp. 2



Aerial View of Stuarts Marsh (March 2006)



Aerial view of Stuarts Marsh (back), with part of Tahakopa River Bogs in the foreground (2008) 2



Stuarts Marsh (2009) 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.