Managing our Environment

Tahakopa Marsh Complex


Tahakopa Marsh Complex.


Marsh. 2


4.0 ha.


0 - 20 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

Southeast of the intersection of Tahakopa Valley Road and Dewe Road, Papatowai.
NZTM (centre point): E1323620 N4842130.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.145, Map F36.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.


Tahakopa Marsh Complex

Recorded Values:



A4 High degree of wetland naturalness. 1
A5 Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of marshes remain in Otago. 2
A1 - A3, A6 - A9 No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

  • Composition of Juncus sp. and flax. 2



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.

Aerial view of Tahakopa Marsh Complex (March 2006)

Aerial view of Tahakopa Marsh Complex (March 2006)

Back to top
Online Maps & Data: