Closed: Easter Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday | Open: Easter Saturday 9am- 4pm - Easter Fun Day

1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


Open 7 days

Mon - Sun  9am - 4pm
Except Public Holidays


(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

Closed: Easter Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday
Open: Easter Saturday 9am- 4pm - Easter Fun Day


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 at the hunter wetlands centre


The Easter Bunny, a sausage sizzle, facepainting and much more – this Easter Saturday at Hunter Wetlands Centre! 

Hunter Wetlands Canoeing

NSW Seniors Festival

Celebrate Seniors Week at the Hunter Wetlands Centre with entertainment, guided tours and refreshments.


Hunter Wetlands Centre is a mecca for bird watchers and photographers. A total of 217 bird species have been recorded, ranging from waterbirds to raptors to woodland species.

Hunter Wetlands Canoeing


Experience the magic of wetlands from the water as you explore tranquil creeks in a two or three-person canoe. Explore 2km of meandering canoe trails, including in Ironbark Creek that adjoins Hunter Wetlands National Park. You can take a picninc lunch and pull up and wander through Rainforest.

Hunter Wetlands Reptile Talk

Kids activities

Kids love our Adventure Playground and dipnetting for aquatic life. Feed the Magpie Geese, have a BBQ lunch, enjoy a picnic, and go exploring on 4km of trails. Whatever your age, there is something to do at the Hunter Wetlands.

PADDY’s Bird COUnt – Hunter Wetlands Centre





RESET & RENEWAL – Support your local wetlands

Wetlands Reset & Renewal

Hunter Wetland Centre Australia is Australia’s longest-running community owned wetlands centre. After 33 years of serving our community in wetlands conservation, environmental education and eco-tourism we are undertaking a major Reset & Renewal Strategy 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.


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