Managing our Environment

Kirk Creek Headwaters Marsh Complex


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Marsh 2


6.6 ha


620–700 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

6 km South of the intersection of Aston Road and Old Dunstan Road, Moa Creek.
NZTM (centre point): E1340590 N4981330

Regional Plan: Water for Otago

Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.73, Map F15.

Territorial Authority:

Central Otago District Council


Kirk Creek Headwaters Marsh Complex

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) and Carex sp. 2

  • 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.

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

Aerial View of Kirk Creek Headwaters Marsh Complex (March 2005)

Aerial View of Kirk Creek Headwaters Marsh Complex (March 2005)

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