1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307

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Open 7 days

Mon - Sun  9am - 4pm

CLOSED Easter Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day

Phone

(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

What's On

ART EXHIBITION

  Alison Ellis is an artist living in Sydney who completed a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration with Honours at the University of Newcastle in 2018. In her honours year Alison concentrated her research on the epic international journeys of Australia’s migratory shorebird species, especially the birds that visit the Hunter region in the austral summer. 
Alison prefers water colours for depicting the delicate beauty of the birds, but has also enjoyed printmaking with linocuts for the exhibition.

 Exhibition opening
Saturday 15 June 3-5pm.
All welcome
Dr Ian Wright, lecturer at University of Western Sydney, a specialist in water conservation who happens to be Alison’s brother, will open the exhibition. He believes the Hunter is in a perfect storm of factors that encapsulate Australia’s water crisis like nowhere else.

Art Exhibition Calendar 2019

July

Hunter Sculptors and Newcastle Printmakers combined Exhibition  

August

Jan Clark Textile Artist
(in conjunction with Timeless Textiles)

September

Society of Artists
(group)

October

 Elsie Randall – Indigenous Artist

November week 1 & 2

Mystery artist

NOVEMBER WEEK 3 & 4

University of Newcastle Natural History Illustrators students, final year Exhibition 

December

Natural History illustrators student Exhibition (continues until Wetlands closes for Christmas break)

July School Holiday FuN!

JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN!

COMING SOON

We are planning a scientific take over at the Wetlands this coming July school holidays. Watch this space for more info to be revealed soon!

MAGPIE GEESE FEEDING

Daily at 10.30am the Magpie Geese are fed on the artificial grass mat on the edge of BHP Pond near the dip-net jetty.

Come along and watch (and listen to) the free for all at feeding time.

Other pond birds like the Pacific Black Duck, Eurasian Coots and Purple Swamp Hens join in too.

The number of birds being fed varies with the seasons.

They are fed a mixture of grains – Sorghum, layer pellets and wheat.

They are never fed bread as it is like junk food to birds.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO AT THE WETLANDS

From birdwatching to picnicking, from canoeing to bike trails, the Hunter Wetlands Centre has it all!