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
, herbaceous plants, and grasses
The swamp is visible from State Highway 1
and the North Island Main Trunk Railway
- 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.