Kemp Road Lagoon

Description: A shallow lagoon immediately inland from the mouth of Kemp Road Creek. 1

Type/Class: Swamp. 2

Size: 9.5 ha

Altitude: 0 - 20 m above sea level

Approximate location: 2 km Southeast of the intersection of Horse Range Road and Hampden-Palmerston Road, Moeraki.  NZTM (centre point): E1431970 N4971810.

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.70, Map F60.

Territorial Authority: Waitaki District Council.


Interactive map of Kemp Road Lagoon

Recorded Values:




High degree of wetland naturalness. 2


Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of swamps remain in Otago. 2


Regionally significant wetland habitat for waterfowl. Regionally significant waterfowl and wader habitat. Breeding and feeding area for a number of species, including Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata), shoveller and Grey Duck (Anas superciliosa), Grey Teal (Anas gracilis), Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) and Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae). 1

A1 - A3, A6, A7 A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Listed as an Area of Significant Indigenous Vegetation and Habitat of Indigenous Fauna in the Waitaki District Plan. 12



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.

12 Waitaki District Council (2004) Waitaki District Plan. Published by the Waitaki District Council, Oamaru.


Aerial View of Kemp Road Lagoon (March 2005)


Page last updated 9 July 2024.