Managing our Environment

Loch Loudon Fen Complex


Complex of wetland gullies draining into Loch Loudon. 76


Fen. 2


33.3 ha.


400 - 440 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

Waipori Falls Road, 21 km Northeast of Lawrence.
NZTM (centre point): E1363400 N4914100.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.84, Map F46.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.


Loch Loudon Fen Complex

Recorded Values:




High diversity of indigenous wetland flora and fauna. Diverse plant communities. 76

A1 - A6, A8, A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Composition of red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) and Sphagnum sp. 2

  • Part of the area includes QEII covenant 5/12/120.

  • Wetland areas may also be a habitat for dusky galaxiids. 76



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.

76 Ingle, C. (2002) Final Wetland Site Visits. Internal Report. File RI 116/Object ID 00564411. Otago Regional Council, Dunedin.

Aerial view of Loch Loudon Fen Complex (March 2006)

Aerial view of Loch Loudon Fen Complex (March 2006)

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