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)


Page last updated 9 July 2024.