We are closed to the public until further notice

1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


Open 7 days

Mon - Sun  9am - 4pm


(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

We are closed to the public until further notice


Snap a photo, spot every species and marvel at the variety of birdlife at Hunter Wetlands.

Family Fun

Bring the kids to explore the wetlands! Have a go dipnetting or play on our Discovery Playground.


Volunteers are the backbone of the Hunter Wetlands Centre, ensuring the ongoing success of the centre.

Our Cafe

Join us for a cuppa, a meal or a sweet treat. Cafe open 10am-2pm everyday!

Weddings at Hunter wetlands centre

Come and experience the Hunter Wetlands and all we offer for your wedding day. 

There is always something to do

$15 Membership 2020-2021 entry

Paddy’s Bird Counts





RESET & RENEWAL – Support your local wetlands

Wetlands Reset & Renewal

Hunter Wetland Centre Australia is Australia’s longest-running community owned wetlands centre. After 34 years of serving our community in wetlands conservation, environmental education and eco-tourism we are undertaking a major Reset & Renewal Strategy that started in 2018.

The new strategy aims to ensure the Wetlands continues to operate in the face of falling income and increasing expenses, and without ongoing operational funding from governments. We need your support to enable the Centre to be managed by our amazing volunteers whilst we talk to governments, businesses and our community to develop and implement the strategy.

Donate today to support your Wetlands. 

We hope you like our new website, and that you will use the donation page to support your local charity.


The Wetlands is closed to the public but volunteers are there daily to feed and care for the wildlife. Here are the Magpie Geese honking and squabbling over their food. Are they enjoying the peace and quiet? Have they even noticed any difference? ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello Wetlands Family,

As you may be aware, due to the Covid19 crisis, we have closed the Wetlands Centre to the public until further notice. Unfortunately, at a time when people need a quiet place of reflection, to observe the beauty of nature, or to just unwind, our delightful walking trails are not available.

The good news is that we will continue undertaking essential maintenance while we are closed, so that when it is time to reopen, we will be ready!

In the meantime, we ask for your support. Every bit of support counts to help us get through this difficult time.

Please renew your membership, encourage others to join, and while the shops are closed, you can always give a Wetlands membership as a gift online!

Finally, with tax time coming up, why not consider a donation to the Wetlands Centre? All donations are tax deductible!

In the meantime, please stay safe and follow the Government's health advice. We will be back, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at the Wetlands Centre.

David Crofts
Hunter Wetlands Centre Board

To become a member visit: https://wetlands.org.au/get-involved/#membership

To donate to visit: https://www.wetlands.org.au/get-involved/#donations

Photo by: Marianne Fowler Photography
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