1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307

Phone

(02) 4951 6466
Cafe: 0403537211

What's On

School Holiday Programs

BITTERN BIRD ADVENTURE

ALL APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Come along and learn about the shy and mysterious Australasian Bittern and other birds.

  • Go Bittern spotting
  • Complete a fun activity sheet
  • Play on our Discovery playground
  • Go dipnetting in the pond

Regular entry fee applies at the door.

CURRENT ART EXHIBITION

Wetland Wanderer

Gael Connop’s exhibition was inspired by the plants, insects and animals photographed and collected at different locations including the Hunter Wetlands Centre, Kooragang, Ash Island and Stockton.

Two photographic techniques were used. Cyanotype using chemicals applied to paper or fabric and exposed to the sun to reveal a reflection, and silver gelatine paper exposed to light to reveal the outline of the item exposed.

Gael Connop completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) at Newcastle University as a mature aged student in 2018 majoring in photomedia and fibre.

Official Opening Saturday 10th April 3.30-5pm

Bookings for the opening are essential and can be made by phoning
Hunter Wetlands Centre Reception on 49516466.    

Exhibiting:
Hunter Wetlands Art Space
29 March to 30 April
Open daily 9am-4pm

 

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!