Managing our Environment

Bungtown Bog


A small area of swamp, including a peat dome. 1


Bog. 2


17.6 ha.


420-460 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

Waipori Road, 7 km Southwest of Mitchells Flat Road, Lawrence.
NZTM (centre point): E1351530 N4916200

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.17, Map 47.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.

Bungtown Bog

Recorded Values:




High degree of wetland naturalness. 2


Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Scarce type of wetland: raised peat dome with Sphagnum sp., wire rush (Empodisma minus), bog pine (Halocarpus bidwillii) and Hebe sp. growing on it. 1

A1 - A6, A7 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Part of the wetland is administered by the Department of Conservation as a scientific reserve. 1



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.

51 Otago Regional Council – Photo Archive.

Aerial View of Bungtown Bog (March 2006)

Aerial View of Bungtown Bog (March 2006)

Bungtown Bog (2006)

Bungtown Bog (2006) 51

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