Waitaki District Wetlands

 

All Day Bay Lagoon

Description: Brackish water lagoon with swampy rush, sedge and succulent herb margins | Type/Class: Marsh

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Black Rock Marshes

Description: Black Rock Marshes | Type/Class: Marsh

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Devils Bridge Wetland

Previously an ephemeral lake. After installation of a weir this area has become a permanent lagoon protected by a QEII covenant. It provides important habitat for many wetland bird species and is one of the few habitats of this type in North Otago.

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Kakaho Creek Swamp

Description: Kakaho Creek Swamp | Type/Class: Swamp

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Kemp Road Lagoon

A shallow lagoon immediately inland from the mouth of Kemp Road Creek. 2 km Southeast of the intersection of Horse Range Road and Hampden-Palmerston Road, Moeraki.

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Nenthorn Ridge Wetland Management Area

A wide variety of wetland types including a low turf ephemeral tarn, a medium turf ephemeral tarn, Purei wetlands, pools, bogs and moist red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) grasslands in a relatively small area on the upper slope and ridge crests of the Rolling Hills land system.

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Paddys Rock Ephemeral Tarn

Description: A low turf ephemeral tarn on a broad ridge crest within the Rolling Hills land system | Type/Class: Marsh

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Red Bank Wetland Management Area

Copper tussock wetland and a low turf ephemeral tarn on the western ridge crest in the upper catchment of a tributary of the North Branch of the Waikouaiti River.

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Shag Point Dam Margins

Description: Shag Point Dam Margins | Type/Class: Swamp

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Shag River Estuary Swamp

An area of saline swamp above coastal marine area at mouth of Shag River. Located south of the intersection of Walsh Road and Hampden-Palmerston Road, Palmerston.

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Upper Waiareka Creek Swamp

Description: Upper Waiareka Creek Swamp | Type/Class: Swamp

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Waianakarua River Estuary Swamp

Description: Waianakarua River Estuary Swamp | Type/Class: Swamp

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Te Hua Taki Wetland

Ecologically valuable groundwater spring (and possibly spring-fed stream) flax wetland. 1.4 km North of the intersection of Gibson Road and McPherson Road, Pukeuri Junction, Maheno.

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Pleasant River Estuary Wetland Complex

Saltmarsh above coastal marine area near the mouth of Pleasant River. Located east of the intersection of Palmerston-Waikouaiti Road and Goodwood Road, Palmerston.

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Tavora Wetland

The wetland at Tavora is a very small coastal lagoon, impounded behind a beach sand dune in association with the mouth of Tavora Stream.

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Page last updated 10 June 2024.