Henley Swamp

Description: None available

Type/Class: Swamp. 2

Size: 9.32 ha.

Altitude: 0-20 m above sea level.

Approximate location: South of the intersection of Allanton-Waihola Road and Henley-Berwick Road, Henley.
NZTM (centre point): E1379130 N4904070

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.60, Map F44.

Territorial Authority: Dunedin City Council


Interactive map of Henley Swamp

Recorded Values

Value Description
A5 Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of swamps remain in Otago. 2
A8 Regionally significant wetland habitat for waterfowl. 1  Regionally important habitat for waterfowl.25
A2, A3, A6, A7, A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Composition of floating fern (Ceratopteris pteridoides) and Juncus sp. 2

  • Breeding site for shoveller. 25

  • Presence of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Swamp hen/Pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus), and Grey Teal (Anas gracilis). 25


Aerial view of Henley Swamp (March 2006)



1 Otago Regional Council (2004) Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Published by the Otago Regional Council, Dunedin.

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.

25. Fish and Game New Zealand (2010) Comments on the Consultative Draft Proposed Plan Change 2 (Regionally Significant Wetlands) to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Fish and Game New Zealand, Otago Region, Dunedin.