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Shortland NSW 2307


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Wetlands - World Environment Day
Hunter Wetlands


Hunter Wetlands
Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia, Wetlands Place, Shortland NSW, Australia


05 Jun 2022


9:00 am - 3:30 pm

World Environment Day 2022

Hunter Wetlands Centre is celebrating World Environment Day with talks and tours to help visitors appreciate our wonderful wetland environment.

We will have volunteers leading guided walks throughout the day, craft activities for kids AND of course our hands-on dipnetting. All of this is included in a ONE DAY ONLY $5 per person entry free.

Want something more? Why not book one of our World Environment Day special activities below.

Wetlands - Canoe Tour

Join Hunter Bird Observers Club for Breakfast with the Birds

Enjoy a leisurely walk around the wetlands with an experienced guide from Hunter Bird Observers Club. Expect to see a range of our resident wetland’s birds and their bush-dwelling neighbours.

Breakfast will be available after the walk at 9 am in the Wetlands Café overlooking the ponds (optional). 

Booking essential.

Wetlands - Canoe Tour

Enjoy the wildlife and see the history of the wetlands revealed as you paddle along the canoe channel on a guided tour

The group will explore Ironbark Creek and the fascinating diversity of wildlife both above and below the water. Learn about the history of the wetlands as revealed along the banks. After a rainforest break, the tour paddles back.

Bookings Essential. 

Wetlands - Canoe Tour

Take a buggy ride back in time to see the restored remnant littoral rainforest that was once common in this area

.The buggy tour will take you to the rainforest located on northwest side of the site, running parallel to Ironbark Creek. Steve will guide you through the East Coast Native Rainforest, which includes rainforest plants that grow along the coast from NSW to the tip of North Queensland. Learn about spectacular plants with their different leaf shapes, bark, colourful new growth, flowers and bright fruit. The talk includes some history of the rehabilitation of this site and the adjacent Local Indigenous Rainforest where only local species have been planted.

The buggy tour will return you to the Visitors Centre .

Cost: Adults $15 Children under 16 $5 under 3 Free  – Book and pay on the day.