1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


(02) 4951 6466
Cafe: 0403537211

COVID Safe Wetlands

Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is a COVID Safe business. Find out about our COVID plan.


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


Come and see Art Lovers Movement’s latest art exhibition on display in our Visitor Centre.

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 have beautiful grounds for wedding ceremonies, photos and offer catering. Plus we have a registry room for the small wedding.

There is always something to do

$20 Membership 2021-2022 entry

VOTING NOW OPEN - https://wetlands.org.au/lizard/The time has come to vote for your favourite name for our new lizard friend!We were blown away by the number of entities and it was hard to whittle it down to the top names. After an internal vote, we now have a top 6 for you to choose from. They are: 🥁 drum roll please 🥁🦎 Drazil🦎 Happy🦎 Larry🦎 Lizzy🦎 Naruta🦎 NorbetHead over to our website to vote for your favourite name - https://wetlands.org.au/lizard/Voting closes 5pm Tuesday 29 June. So get in quick! ... See MoreSee Less
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Look at this stunning shot! There are always Willie Wagtails wiggling their way around The Wetlands! Come and see for yourself.Thanks for the photo Felix Watson Photography!A Willie Wagtail photographed at @hunterwetlands a few weeks ago when I was at Newcastle for my birthday.🐦Species: #williewagtail📍Location: #hunterwetlands📷Equipment used: Nikon D5000Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 VR@nikonaustraliaIf you like my content please like, comment and follow, your continued support is very much appreciated.@ausgeo @birdlifeoz @birdsofaustralia #birdsofaustralia #abcmyphoto #ausgeo #birdvibrance #birdfreaks #birds_adored #daily_bird_features #eye_spy_birds #feather_perfection #gn_photos #kings_birds #nuts_about_birds #raw_birds #raw_australia_nz #top_birds_oz #total_birds #ww_australia #bestbirdshots #bird_brilliance #bird_watchers_daily #australianfauna #australia #birdsofinstagram #birdwatching #birdphotographyworld #pocketbirds #best_birds_photography #bird_captures ... See MoreSee Less
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