Upper Waiareka Creek Swamp

Description: None available

Type/Class: Swamp. 2

Size: 0.4 ha.

Altitude: 80 - 100 m above sea level.

Approximate location: West of the intersection of Kanes Road and Weston-Ngapara Road, Ngapara. NZTM (centre point): E1426090 N5017100

Regional Plan: Water for Otago. Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.162, Map F61.

Territorial Authority: Waitaki District Council.


Interactive map of Upper Waiareka Creek Swamp

Recorded Values:




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

A1 - A3, A6 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.



Aerial view of Waiareka Creek Swamp (February 2006)



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.