Hunter Wetlands Centre is CLOSED this Labour Day Monday 1st October

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

Hunter Wetlands Centre is CLOSED this Labour Day Mon Oct 1


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

October school holidays

Did you know there are nearly 2000 plants and
animals on the threatened species list in Australia?

Did you know that Hunter Wetlands is home to quite a few of them?

These school holidays learn how to help SAVE OUR SPECIES

Hunter Wetlands Canoeing


Love is in the air this spring at Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia. Local celebrants, together with the Wetlands, celebrated 11 couples getting married… for free!

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.

Entertainment Book

Buy your entertainment book to receive over $165 worth of offers, and help support Hunter Wetlands Centre at the same time.

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.