1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307

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Open 7 days

Mon - Sun  9am - 4pm
Except Public Holidays

Phone

(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

Contact

Phone

 (02) 4951 6466

Monday - Sunday

9am – 4pm

Holiday Opening Hours

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

1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland, NSW 2307

Hunter Wetlands

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Postal Address:
PO Box 66
Shortland  NSW  2307
Australia

Street Address:
1 Wetlands Place
Shortland NSW 2307
Australia

Schools & The Wetlands

Wetlands Environmental
Education Centre

P: 02 4955 8673
F: 02 4950 0497

How to get here

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The Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is only 10 minute drive from Newcastle and 2 hours from Sydney.

See directions below or get directions from your exact location here.

FROM NEWCASTLE CBD
From the Foreshore at Newcastle, travel along Wharf Rd, then into Honeysuckle Drive and turn right at the traffic lights onto the Pacific Highway.  The Highway then turns into Hannell St (Carrington) and Industrial Drive (Mayfield).  At the end of Industrial Drive (Mayfield), turn right at the traffic lights and follow the directional signs towards Maitland along the Pacific Highway.  At the next set of traffic lights turn left (at Sandgate Cemetery) into Wallsend Road (Sandgate).  Follow Wallsend Road until you come to a roundabout and the Hunter Wetlands Centre is just on the right (Shortland).

FROM LAMBTON OR THE INNER SUBURBS
Travel along Newcastle Road (Lambton), with Jesmond Park (on your left hand side), turn right at large roundabout onto the Link Road (Jesmond).  Continue north and follow the exit sign towards the Hunter Wetlands Centre. At the roundabout on Sandgate Rd, take the second exit and into Wetlands Place and the Hunter Wetlands Centre.

FROM RAYMOND TERRACE/NORTH COAST
Follow the Pacific Hwy (Raymond Terrace and Heatherbrae) and over Hexham Bridge.  Turn left at the traffic lights and head towards Newcastle.  Continue through to traffic lights at Sandgate and turn right onto Wallsend Road (at Sandgate Cemetery which is on your right), follow through until you come to a roundabout and the Hunter Wetlands Centre is on the right (Shortland).

FROM MAITLAND
Follow New England Hwy through to Hexham which changes to Pacific Hwy at Hexham.  Continue to travel straight ahead and turn right at the set of traffic lights  at Sandgate (the Sandgate Cemetery is on the right) turn right onto Wallsend Road, follow through until you come to a roundabout and the Hunter Wetlands Centre is just on your right in Shortland

FROM SYDNEY
Take the Wallsend exit off the freeway, follow the Link Road through to the roundabout at Wallsend, continue straight ahead, turn right at the next roundabout onto Newcastle Road (Wallsend), continue straight ahead through the traffic lights at Jesmond.  Turn left at large roundabout onto Link Road, follow the signs to Hunter Wetlands Centre exit, at the roundabout go straight ahead into Wetlands Place.  Look for the large sign with the Freckled Duck and the Magpie Goose!

BUS

Newcastle Buses also provide access to the Hunter Wetlands Centre. The closest bus stop is Marton St at Sandgate Rd and is approximately a 6 minute (500m) walk to the Wetlands entry.

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Train

The closest train station to the Hunter Wetlands Centre is Sandgate Station (Astra Street, Sandgate). This stop is located on the Hunter Line which links Newcastle, Maitland and Dungog. From the train station it is an easy 1.2 kilometre walk (18 minutes) to the Hunter Wetlands entry or a very short taxi ride.   Other nearby stations include Warabrook and Hexham but these are not in walking distance.

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Thanks Sandra! Sandra has been volunteering at Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia for around 6 years. She plays a critical part in helping us keep our RAMSAR Wetlands of International Importance status by doing water testing on our ponds every single week. Her previous work experience included big names such as BHP and Bureau Veritas and she brings her specific skill set to our team. Outside of her Wetlands work, she shows Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Portuguese Podengos!

Feel free to show Sandra some love in the comments - we love having her on board as part of the Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia team!

It is National Volunteers Week thanks to Volunteering Australia. Did you know Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is the only community owned and operated Wetlands in Australia? And our entire office staff, outside crew and everyone is else made up of Volunteers? #NVW2018

You can volunteer too! We are always on the lookout for new people to join our team. Whether you have outdoorsy skills, marketing skills, corporate skills or just want to meet people, register and get involved today - https://wetlands.org.au/get-involved/#volunteers
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Say hi to Val Noake! Val has been a volunteer at Hunter Wetlands since 2011. Val came on board with teaching and librarian skills as well as an interest in environmental issues and experience teaching about the Murray-Darling Basin.

Val, pictured here with her husband Greg (also a volunteer), has been running school holiday activities at the Wetlands including the ever-popular Bush Skills programs and is instrumental in helping drive some of our larger events.

Feel free to show Val some love in the comments - we love having her on board as part of the Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia team!

It is National Volunteers Week thanks to Volunteering Australia. Did you know Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is the only community owned and operated Wetlands in Australia? And our entire office staff, outside crew and everyone is else made up of Volunteers? #NVW2018

You can volunteer too! We are always on the lookout for new people to join our team. Whether you have outdoorsy skills, marketing skills, corporate skills or just want to meet people, register and get involved today - https://wetlands.org.au/get-involved/#volunteers
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