1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


(02) 4951 6466
Cafe: 0403537211

Celebrate and Donate on World Wetlands Day

The Hunter Wetlands Centre is run by volunteers and is facing a great challenge – without on-going funding from any level of government or sponsors the Centre’s sustainability is threatened.

COVID Safe Wetlands - reopens 3 Jan

Please wear a mask inside and QR code in on arrival.


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

eClectic mix EXHIBITION

The work of five local artists: Jenni Gander, Bob Saxon, Ann-Maree Kelly, Ron Deas and Hugh Cross. Exhibiting 4 January to 28 January 2022

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