Taupo Swamp

Taupo Swamp

Taupo 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. Taupo Swamp is home to largely indigenous vegetation including sedges, flax, ferns, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and grasses. The swamp is visible from State Highway 1 and the North Island Main Trunk Railway.


External links

  • 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.
  • Miles Erwin, "The Road More Traveled, New Zealand Historic Places Trust Magazine, Winter 2006. Retrieved 3/23/2008.

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