Managing our Environment

Island Blocks Pond Marshes


Island Blocks Pond Marshes.


Marsh. 2


3.59 ha.


60 - 80 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

1.7 km Northwest of the intersection of Ettrick-Raes Junction Road and McCunn Road, Ettrick.
NZTM (centre point): E1325380 N4928840.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.64, Maps 15.

Territorial Authority:

Central Otago District Council.


Island Blocks Pond Marshes

Recorded Values:




High degree of wetland naturalness. 2


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

A1 - A3, A6, A8, A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Listed as an Additional Wetland in Schedule 19.6A of the Central Otago District Plan. 55



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.

51 Otago Regional Council – Photo Archive 

55 Central Otago District Council (2008) Central Otago District Plan, Published by Central Otago District Council, Alexandra.

Aerial View of Island Block Pond Marshes (April 2006)

Aerial View of Island Block Pond Marshes (April 2006)

Island Block Pond Marshes (December 2010)

Island Block Pond Marshes (December 2010) 51

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