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September / October School Holidays

Kids - Become a citizen scientist

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Attention all pokémon trainers.

There's Pokemon at the wetlands!

Come to the wetlands to catch Pokemon, restock on Pokeballs and other supplies at our many Pokestops.

Battle at our gyms around the wetlands. Come and see if you can Catch 'em All!




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The Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is fundraising!

Support us by ordering your NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Membership now using the link below.
20% of every membership sold contributes to our fundraising.

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Thanks for your support!


Segway Tours

The Hunter Wetlands Centre and NSW Segway have joined forces to provide a unique Segway Eco Guided Tour.

Suddenly thought and action are one. Stand on a Segway and it remains stationary and upright, balancing you appropriately. Shift your weight forward, backward, left or right and 'Lean Steer' technology immediately sends you gliding in the precise direction you want to go, at exactly the speed you want to move. Straighten and you gently stop.

An amazing way to discover our beautiful 45 hectare site, NSW Segway will take you  on an X2 Segway journey through varied terrain with lots to see & explore with a trained guide. The Segway Eco Xperience is a unique, sustainable and environmentally friendly method of transport, emitting no harmful fumes and is virtually silent. The Segway has minimal impact with no associated damage to the surroundings and is most suitable for accessing areas with wildlife.

Fun, entertaining and unique with the added bonus of a 'light footprint'.... one will tour will never be enough.

To get your 'Segway legs' riders will have dedicated training time with a qualified guide. Our Segway Adventures take you 'off road' and are suitable for both first time and experienced riders.

For all tour bookings please visit or call 0249 437223

Tours run every second Sunday 10am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm, but please check availability.

Keep cool with the wind in your hair and a shady ride!

Cost:  $65/ adults and $60 17yrs and under.  All prices include wetlands entry. 

*Please note children must be a minimum age of 11 and be accompanied by an adult.



On Saturday 7th November Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia (HWCA) will commission Stage 1 of its Hunter Wetlands Solar project in partnership with the Clean Energy Association of Newcastle and Surrounds (CleanaS).
Thank you very much to all the sponsors who helped raise the money required. The 48 panels have been installed on the roof of the Centre in Shortland, Newcastle. 

Your help is still needed for stage 2!
"For a $500 tax deductable donation you can sponsor a solar panel on our roof. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in donations," said Dr Blanch.
There has been a great response so far, but we still need your support to complete the project.

Donations can be made
* direct to the Hunter Wetlands Centre: BSB: 032509 Account No: 231545
* or phone HWCA - p: 4951 6466 

For more information go to or  the media release

Open 10am till 2pm for coffee and cake. Open for lunch 11am - 2pm - bookings essential

The cafe is located upstairs in our visitors centre and is a great spot for lunch or coffee overlooking the beautiful ponds and an array of resident birds.  Looking for somewhere 'out of the box' for your private function with great views, great food and service?  For more information on our function packages contact Jenny on 4951 6466 or email


College of Complimentary Medicine at the HWC

Who Else Had The Ocean and the Mountain Stand in The Way of Their True Paths?

With a New Campus In Your Back Yard, You Too Can Now Effortlessly Turn Your Life Around and Move Foward With Purpose.

This is your dream finally come true: the College of Complementary Medicine is now a stones throw away from Newcastle, operating out of the beautiful and serene Hunter Wetland Centre surrounded by nature. So, whether you are fed up with what you are currently doing, want to follow a career path which is aligned with your true self or simply want to live life with more purpose, it's never been easier to find health, wellness and joy. Come along to our free Inspiration Days and affordable short courses to explore what would make you feel at your most centred and authentic. What a perfect opportunity to finally be free to forge your true path, embrace your own healing powers and become part of one of the fastest growing and financially rewarding industries in Australia - The Natural Therapies Industry!

Inspiration Day - Mind Body Medicine/Kinesiology
Why Attend: This very popular event is all about dialogue and an inward journey of exploration. Expect a stimulating dialogue with repected teachers/practitioners in the Natural Therapies field.

Inspiration Day - Transpersonal
Why Attend: If you want to find your special place into this world, join us in finding out if you have the calling to facilitate others in their self-discovery, personal growth and healing through visual symbols, images, music, dance, writing and many other creative modalities!

For more information and dates contact:  or Telephone: 02 9477 0600

Short Courses
Secret to Wellness: (Intro to Mind Body Medicine)

Mind Body Medicine Studies how the mind and body interact, generating insights that produce better health and greater happiness. This inspiring two day course helps you understand your own body, giving you some solutions and tools to enhance your health.

Special Offer 70% off please use code wetland70 when booking online.
Register Here:

More information:
Visit our website where you can learn more about us, download a prospectus or lodge an online enquiry. or call on (02) 9477 0600


Hunter Estuary Wetlands Conservation - Get Involved!

Discover the natural values of the Hunter Estuary Wetlands and see how community volunteers are helping conserve the estuary. The video features Hunter Wetlands Centre, Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, BirdLife Australia, HBOC, Australian Plants Society, KooraGang Landcare, Hunter LLS, NPWS, CVA. It stars local legends Liz and Chris Herbert, Mick Roderick, Boyd Carney, Jo Erskine, Ken Conway, Stacey Maill, Bea Brooks, Peggy Svoboda, Kevin Stokes, Paddy Lightfoot, Kevin Stokes and Louise Duff.


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 Hunter and Central Coast Toursism Awards - Silver Award Winner 2014, Award of Distinction 2009 and Winner 2007.


Click Hunter Wetlands Centre Bound Round review - Kids love it!

For more information on  Events & Activities

Walking Trails & Guided Walking Tours

Canoe Hire & Guided tours

Segway Tours

Bush Tucker Garden

Live Reptile displays & Interactive reptile talks

Bike Hire - tandums, mountain bikes, child seats

Discovery Playground & kids activities

School Holiday Activities

Breakfast with the Birds

Natural History Tours with Nova Cruises, Newcastle 

Daily Bird Feeding

Vulnerable Freckled Duck Breeding Program

BBQ and picnic areas

Bus tours catered for including bus parking available


Check out Hunter Wetlands Centre review on Weekend Notes  

Gift Shop -  Please note: Our online gift shop is currently offline, we apologise for any inconvenience. 


Discover your true nature - Volunteer today!!

The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a self-funded community organisation with full charity status. We rely on the generosity and great variety of skills volunteers can offer to keep our centre running. If you are interested in volunteering at the Hunter Wetlands Centre you can contact us to answer your enquiries via email We are always keen to welcome new volunteers and run regular Volunteer Inductions which you can book in with us on (02) 4951 6466




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If you require a copy of our Annual Report or Financial Reports, please contact us in writing.

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2016 Diary

Hunter to Harbour History Tours presented by Nova Cruises, Hunter Wetlands Centre and  Newcastle Museum. 10am Depart, Lee Wharf Pontoon, Honeysuckle, Nova Cruise. Experience Newcastle's first collaborative tour and take in it's harbour history with three of Newcastle's key attractions Click here for more information. Bookings through Nova Cruises 0400 381 787 or go to Tours run the last Thursday of the month or group bookings by arrangement.


Click here HWCA Annual Report 2014


For a copy of the June 2016 Wetlander Click Here


For A complimentary medicine flyer Click Here


Hunter Wetlands Goes Solar! Click Here for more info! Help us become a cleaner better wetlands!

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