Taupo Swamp

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Taupō Swamp is an approximately 25-hectare (61.7 acres) lowland freshwater swamp, classified as a topogeneous mire, located three kilometres (1.8 miles) north of Plimmerton and 20 kilometres north-northeast of Wellington City, New Zealand. Taupō Swamp is home to largely indigenous vegetation including sedges, flax, ferns, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and grasses.[1] The swamp is visible from State Highway 1 and the North Island Main Trunk railway.


In the late 1800s flax was harvested out of the swamp and milled in Foxton, and continued until the mid 1900s.[2]


  1. ^ Wellington Conservancy, A Directory of Wetlands in New Zealand Retrieved 3/23/2008 [1]
  2. ^ "Historic site: Taupo Wetland". PORIRUA CITY COUNCIL. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • R. G. Bagnall and C.C. Ogle: "The changing vegetation structure and composition of a lowland mire at Plimmerton, North Island, New Zealand," The Royal Society of New Zealand: New Zealand Journal of Botany, 1981, Vol. 19:371-387. Retrieved 3/23/2008. [2]
  • Miles Erwin, "The Road More Traveled, New Zealand Historic Places Trust Magazine, Winter 2006. Retrieved 3/23/2008. [3]

Coordinates: 41°05′S 174°52′E / 41.083°S 174.867°E / -41.083; 174.867