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Managing our Environment

Samson Hill Marshes


Samson Hill Marshes.


Marsh and Swamp. 2


8.4 ha.


0 - 40 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

400 m East and 1.4 km Southeast of the intersection of Chaslands Highway and Waipati Road, Chaslands.
NZTM (centre point): E1315190 N4833190

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland no.132, Map F31.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.


Samson Hill Marshes

Recorded Values:




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

A1 - A3, A6 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Composition of Juncus sp., shrubs, red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) and pasture. 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 Samson Hill Marshes (March 2006)
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