We are open 7 days a week - some restrictions still in place. 

Play Bittern or Bust, our new interactive survival game.

1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


Open weekdays

Mon - Fri  9am - 4pm


(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

We are open 7 days a week - some restrictions still in place. 

Play Bittern or Bust our new inteactive survival game


We are open now with some restrictions


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.


What does the highly endangered Australasian Bittern eat?

Find out by playing our new game "Bittern or Bust"!

Fun for the whole family, see who can survive the longest as an endangered bird!

Know someone cut out for the bird life? Tag them below!

Play the game at: https://wetlands.org.au/bittern/

Ps. If you could fill out the before survey that would be super helpful for us!
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We need your help to secure the future!

Today is your last chance to donate and claim it on your current tax year...

The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a not-for-profit Community based charity. This means that we need to raise all our own funds to ensure the survival and growth of this Ramsar listed wetlands of International significance.

The Hunter Wetlands Centre works hard to secure grants that are given for special projects and we would not be able to exist without the generous dedication of our volunteers.

The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a Deductible Gift Recipient (ABN 59 002 975 144) for the purposes of tax deductibility of donations made to it. It is also a prescribed organisation on the Australian Government Register of Environmental Organisations, a Charitable Institution and an Income Tax Exempt Charity.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible!

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

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