Lower Otakia Creek Marsh

Description: None available.

Type/Class: Marsh/Saltmarsh 2

Size: 3.0 ha.

Altitude: 0-20 m above sea level.

Approximate location: Northwest of the intersection of McIntosh Road and Sea View Road, Brighton. NZTM (centre point): E1392670 N4908530

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.89, Map F54.

Territorial Authority: Dunedin City Council.


Interactive map of Lower Otokia Creek Marsh

Recorded Values

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


Other Information

  • Composition of Juncus sp. and gorse (Ulex europaeus). 2

  • Some drainage has occurred. 2

  • Waterfowl habitat value. 2

  • Presence of Black Stilt/Kaki (Himantopus novaezelandiae). 56

  • Part of the area includes QEII covenant 5/12/083.


Aerial View of Lower Otokia Creek Marsh (March 2006)



Lower Otokia Creek Marsh (2008) “2”



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.

56. Black Stilt at Kaikorai Estuary and Brighton Lagoon, In: The Ornithological Society of NZ - Otago Region Newsletter. No. 6, 2006.

Page last updated 13 July 2024.