Art Workshops for Kids and Adults - Click Here

1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


Open 7 days

Mon - Sun  9am - 4pm


(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

Art Workshops for Kids and Adults - Click Here

What's On



Local artist and teens teachers Ashlee Jedrzejak and Michelle Nugent from Art Mania Studio, Wallsend are presenting an 8 week course of art workshops at the Wetlands commencing Saturday 15th February. Classes will run from 9am until 10:30am. Students will experiment with a range of mediums and materials, giving them the opportunity to express themselves in many different forms.

The cost for the entire eight weeks is $265. Why not use your creative Kids Voucher giving you $100 off your term fees? Apply for a voucher.

Book through Art Mania Studio website or by calling the studio on 49550509 from Tuesday through to Fridays. Numbers are limited.

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

More information contact Tallulah on 0437620522 during working hours  or


School Holiday ProgramS

Easter Fun Day and April school holiday program coming soon.


CURRENT Art Exhibition

‘Through the Lens’

 Chinese Photography Group 

 Incorporating China Week through the Confucius Institute

Mr Clement Yu is a Chinese telecommunications engineer who loves to watch and photograph birds. Nine years ago, he discovered Hunter Wetland Centre while working around Newcastle and recommended it to his friends. For the last two years, this group has met weekly to photograph Australian Native birdlife and share their experiences on WeChat. A year ago, several teammates met at Hunter Wetlands Centre and made a decision to donate their works to the Centre.

 One of the group members, Dr Minglei Zhang, has funded the framing of all the members’ photos which are to be exhibited at the Centre this February. There are 17 members and 25 photos.

 Air-Conditioned Opening:

4pm – 5:30pm Sunday 2nd February 2020 – POSTPONED


Sunday 2nd February – Friday 28 February 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!