Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex

Description: Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex.

Type/Class: Marsh. 2

Size: 45.7 ha.

Altitude: 220 - 280 m above sea level.

Approximate location: 7.5 km Northwest of the intersection of Cairn Road and Chloris Pass Road, Owaka
NZTM: E1319640 N4858760.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.168, Map F34.

Territorial Authority: Clutha District Council.


Interactive map of Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex

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 juncus and red tussock. 2



Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex (2008) 2



Aerial view of Wairepo Creek Marsh 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.

Page last updated 12 July 2024.