Managing our Environment

Glyn Wye Wetland Management Area


Medium turf ephemeral tarns on broad ridge crest, east of Middlemarch.  1


Marsh. 2


43.2 ha.


380-440 m above sea level.

Approximate location:

6 km Northeast of Middlemarch.
NZTM (centre point): E1381400 N4958400

Regional Plan: Water for Otago.

Schedule 9 Regionally Significant Wetland, no.53, Map F51.

Territorial Authority:

Dunedin City Council


Glyn Wye Wetland Management Area

Recorded Values:




Habitat for nationally or internationally rare or threatened species or communities. Habitat for threatened Banded Dotterel (Charadrius bicinctus bicinctus) and Black-fronted Tern (Sterna albostriata). 1
Presence of Deschampsia cespitosa (At Risk – Declining). 102


Scarce in Otago in terms of its ecological or physical character. Less than 15% of marshes remain in Otago. '2'


High diversity of indigenous wetland flora and fauna. High diversity of fauna. The wetland complex that comprises Diamond Lake Wetland and the nearby Lake Reid Wetland provide nesting and feeding habitat for Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata), Black Swan (Cygnus atratus), Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Southern Black-backed Gull (Larus dominicanus), South Island Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus finschi) and Shags (Phalacrocoracidae). 1

A2 - A4, A6, A8, A9

No relevant information is currently held by the ORC.


Other Information:

Aerial View of Glyn Wye Wetland Management Area (March 2005)
Gyne Wye Wetland Management Area (January 2003) “51”

Lake Reid Wetland (January 2005) 91


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.

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