We are open weekdays only from May 25th with some restrictions still in place.
For more info, click here.

1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


Open weekdays

Mon - Fri  9am - 4pm


(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

We reopen weekdays only from May 25th with some restrictions still in place. For more info, click here.

What's On


Botanical Field Drawing for Beginners

Observe and draw flowers and plants with local Illustrator Tallulah Cunningham in a 4 week art course designed for those who have always wanted to draw plants but not known how or where to start.

9.30am to 11am Tuesdays starting 3 March.

Cost $125 for 4 weeks

Bookings Sticky Tickets http:www.stickytickets.com.au/4VMKM

More information contact Tallulah on 0437620522 during working hours  or tallulah.cunningham@uon.edu.au.


School Holiday Programs

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 our April school holiday activities will not go ahead.


CURRENT Art Exhibition

‘A Place In Mind’

Shelagh Lummis & Lyn Fabian 

Lyn Fabian and Shelagh Lummis are artists who live and work in the Newcastle region. Both have had extensive formal training in the Visual Arts. Their approach to this exhibition has been to firstly immerse themselves in the wetlands landscape with regular  outdoor painting and drawing visits, thereby acquiring an intimacy with its light and shadow, shapes, flora and fauna.

Fabian and Lummis describe themselves as ‘expressionist impressionists’ – their work’s subject matter is recognisable but its interpretation may be variable. Both artists are adept in the use of water based mediums and oil paint. Fabian also uses encaustic techniques in some of her work 


4pm – 5:30pm Saturday 29th February 2020


Saturday 29th February – Friday 27th March 2020
Open daily 9am – 4pm


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.


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