HWCA is a not-for-profit, self-funded community owned and operated organisation. Your entry fees are essential to help maintain this remarkable wetland haven for both wildlife and people.


4 to 15 years $5.00
0 to 3 years Free
16 years and over $7.50
Senior/Pensioner Concession $5.00
Family (2 x General Entry + 2 x Children/ 1 General Entry + 3 x Children) $20.00
Group (10 persons & over) $6.00 each
Carers assisting disabled (Carers card needed) Free
Entry to upper level of the Visitor Centre & Cafe Free

Opening Hours

We are open daily from 9am – 4pm. Last entry at 3pm.

We are closed between Christmas and New Year. We are closed some public holidays including Anzac Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Ring or check Facebook for information on other public holidays. 



The Hunter Wetlands Centre has a number of accessibility features for people with mobility challenges,  we aim to be as inclusive as possible.

  • free car parking
  • sealed disability parking and set down zone
  • lift to ground level from the visitor centre
  • wheelchair ramp access from the car park
  • wheelchair accessible toilets
  • hard-surfaced compacted gravel paths
  • mown grass paths
  • ramp access to the meeting rooms
  • guide dogs and accredited assistance dogs are welcome. 


Find us at 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland NSW 2307, Australia.


Navigating the grounds

There’s always lots to do and see at Hunter Wetlands Centre and it changes with the seasons. Grab a map of the wetlands at the front desk or print one before you go!