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1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


(02) 4951 6466/ 4951 5974
Cafe closed Sunday 19 June 2022 : 0403537211

COVID Safe Wetlands

Whilst masks are optional, we appreciate your decision to wear one in the Visitor Centre.

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Our wetlands is supported by donations and volunteering. Make a tax deductible donation now.



John Earle with Kate Belton, Gay Cheshire, Jenny Elks, Susan Eve & Bronwen Tyler

Exhibiting: August 2022

FREE Guided Walks

Tuesdays 10.00 am & Saturdays 10.30 am (30 – 40 minutes)

Guided walks take visitors on a journey of history and conservation; offer a fascinating look at the flora and fauna of the Hunter Wetlands site; and provide a rich experience to foster a greater understanding of the importance of Wetlands.

Cost: Free with entry fee


With over 200 species of birds, the Wetlands the perfect spot to see something new, and snap a great photo at close range.

Something for everyone

Visit the Wetlands to play on the epic discovery playground, dipnet, canoe, birdwatch or enjoy a meal at the delicious cafe with water views.


Our entire Wetlands is maintained by volunteers. We would love to have you bring your own special skills to our beautiful natural haven.

Art Gallery

Our beautiful Gallery Space hosts different exhibitions throughout the year. All artworks have a Wetlands theme or connect back to nature.


We are celebrating our Australasian Bitterns. Play our online game, or come in and see for yourself! 

There is always something to do

$20 Membership 2022-2023 entry