Moke Lake Bog

Description: Bog with rushes, sedges, herbs and Sphagnum sp. mounds at southern end of montane lake, near Queenstown. 1

Type/Class: Bog. 1

Size: 12.4 ha.

Altitude: 540 - 580 m above sea level.

Approximate location: 7.5 km Northwest of Queenstown. NZTM (centre point): E1251050 N5006420.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.108, Map F4.

Territorial Authority: Queenstown Lakes District Council.


Interactive map of Moke Lake Bog

Recorded Values

Value Description
 A1 Habitat for nationally or internationally rare or threatened species or communities. Threatened plant species kaupārerarera (Plantago spathulata) and remuremu (Selliera radicans) present. 1
 A6 Highly valued by Kai Tahu for cultural and spiritual beliefs, values and uses, including mahika kai and waahi taoka. Cultural sites of value to Kai Tahu are present. 1
 A2 - A5, A7 - A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information

  • Listed as an Area of Significant Indigenous Vegetation in the Queenstown Lakes District Plan, where it is described as a steep montane lake surrounded by tussock farmland, and as a brown trout (Salmo trutta) fishery. 18

  • Species of Lepidoptera considered at risk recorded at Moke Lake include Helastia angusta and Pseudocoremia cineracia. 46



Aerial View of Moke Lake Bog (February 2006)



Moke Lake Bog (March 2011) 51



Moke Lake, with Moke Lake Bog in the top left corner of the Lake (January 2001) 51



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

18 Queenstown Lakes District Council (2007) Partially Operative District Plan. Published by Queenstown Lakes District Council, Queenstown.

46 Patrick, B. and Dugdale, J. (2000) Conservation status of the New Zealand Lepidoptera. Science for Conservation 136. Published by the Department of Conservation, Wellington.

51 Otago Regional Council – Photo Archive.