Black Rock Marshes

Description: Black Rock Marshes.

Type/Class: Marsh.

Size: 63.1 ha.

Altitude: 420 - 480 m above sea level.

Approximate location: 16 km East of Middlemarch; 1.5 km Southwest of Black Rock. NZTM (centre point): E1390630 N4956800.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.9, Map F63.

Territorial Authority: Dunedin City Council / Waitaki District Council.


Interactive map of Black Rock Marshes

Recorded Values:




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 red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) 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.


Aerial View of Black Rock Marshes (March 2005)



Black Rock Marshes (2008)