Managing our Environment

Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex


Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex.


Fen. 2


79.6 ha.


280 - 360 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

1.5 km South of the intersection of Owaka Valley Road and Lochindorb Runs Road, Clinton.
NZTM (centre point): E1320660 N4865330.

Regional Plan:

Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.74, Map F49.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.


Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex

Recorded Values:




High degree of wetland naturalness. 2

A1 - A3, A5 - A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Part of the area includes QEII Covenant 5/12/114.

  • Composition of 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.

51 Otago Regional Council – Photo Archive.

Aerial View of Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex (March 2006)

Aerial View of Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex (March 2006)


Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex (2007)

Kuriwao Saddle Fen Complex (2007) 51

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