Upper Tahakopa Swamps

Description: Upper Tahakopa Swamps.

Type/Class: Swamp. 2

Size: 23.3 ha.

Altitude: 200 - 220 m above sea level.

Approximate location: 6.5 km Southeast of the intersection of Slopedown Road and Morven Road, Clinton.
NZTM (centre point): E1310800 N4855500.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.160, Map F31.

Territorial Authority: Clutha District Council.


Interactive map of Upper Tahakopa Swamps

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 swamps remain in Otago. 2
A1 - A3, A6 - A7 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.



Aerial view of Upper Tahakopa Swamps (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.

Page last updated 12 July 2024.