All Day Bay Lagoon

Description: Brackish water lagoon with swampy rush, sedge and succulent herb margins. 1

Type/Class: Marsh. 2

Size:11.2 ha.

Altitude:0–10 m above sea level.

Approximate location: Intersection of Waianakarua Road and MacLean Road, Kakanui. NZTM (centre point): E1433800 N4991130.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago.Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.2, Map F60.

Territorial Authority: Waitaki District Council.


Interactive map of All Day Bay Lagoon

Recorded Values

Value Description
A4 High degree of wetland naturalness. 1, 2
A5 Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of marshes remain in Otago. 2
A7 High diversity of indigenous wetland flora and fauna. Habitat for Shoveller and Grey Duck (Anas superciliosa), Grey Teal (Anas gracilis), Oystercatcher (Haematopodidae), Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae). Also visited by Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and White Heron (Egretta alba modesta) and Banded Dotterel (Charadrius bicinctus). 1
A1-A3, A6, A8, A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information

  • Part of the area includes QEII covenant 5/12/026. A management statement was prepared in 1994.

  • All Day Bay Lagoon is listed as an Area of Significant Indigenous Vegetation and Habitat of Indigenous Fauna in the Waitaki District Plan. Described as coastal lagoon with saltmarsh, includes species Carex sp., Scirpus sp., Cotula coronopifolia, glasswort (Sarcocornia quinqueflora).

  • Wader species recorded include Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Banded Dotterel (Charadrius bicinctus), Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) and White Heron (Egretta alba modesta). Large and high diversity of waterfowl.



Aerial View of All Day Bay Lagoon (March 2006)



All Day Bay Lagoon (2007)



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.

51 Otago Regional Council – Photo Archive.

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