Managing our Environment

Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex


Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex.


Marsh. 2


45.7 ha.


220 - 280 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

7.5 km Northwest of the intersection of Cairn Road and Chloris Pass Road, Owaka
NZTM: E1319640 N4858760.

Regional Plan:

Water for Otago.
Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.168, Map F34.

Territorial Authority:

Clutha District Council.


Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex

Recorded Values:



A4 High degree of wetland naturalness. 2
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 and red tussock. 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.

Aerial view of Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex (March 2006)

Aerial view of Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex (March 2006)


Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex (2008)

Wairepo Creek Marsh Complex (2008) 2

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