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 Welcome to the Hunter Wetlands Centre!



Please note the centre will be closed the following dates over the Christmas/ New Year Period  -

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day.

We would like to wish everyone and safe and happy Christmas break!



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For more information on  Events & Activities

Walking Trails & Guided Walking Tours

Canoe Hire & Guided tours

Segway Tours

Bush Tucker Garden

Live Reptile displays & Interactive reptile talks

Bike Hire - tandums, mountain bikes, child seats

Discovery Playground & kids activities

School Holiday Activities

Breakfast with the Birds

Natural History Tours with Nova Cruises, Newcastle 

Daily Bird Feeding

Vulnerable Freckled Duck Breeding Program

BBQ and picnic areas

Bus tours catered for including bus parking available

 Hunter and Central Coast Toursism Awards - Silver Award Winner 2014, Award of Distinction 2009 and Winner 2007.


 Open 9am - 2pm and till 3pm for coffee and cake. Open for dinners 5.30pm to 8.30pm Thursday and Friday evenings starting December 11th.

The cafe is located upstairs in our visitors centre and is a great spot for lunch or coffee overlooking the beautiful ponds and an array of resident birds.  Looking for somewhere 'out of the box' for your private function with great views, great food and service?  For more information on our function packages contact Jenny on 4951 6466 or email


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SEGWAY TOURS with      book now on 1300 465 636 or online

An amazing way to discover our beautiful 45 hectare site, you will journey through varied terrain with lots to see & explore with a trained guide.

It is a unique, sustainable and environmentally friendly method of transport, emitting no harmful fumes and is virtually silent with a minimal impact to the surroundings and is most suitable for accessing areas with wildlife.

Tours run every Sunday 10am and 12:30pm and 2:30pm. We are now running midweek tours Monday to Thursday 10am and 2.30pm. Please check availability upon booking. 

Cost: $65  adults/ $60 kids 17 and under. All prices includes wetlands entry.

*Please note children must be a minimum age of 11.


Gift Shop -  Please note: Our online gift shop is currently offline, we apologise for any inconvenience. 


Discover your true nature - Volunteer today!!

The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a self-funded community organisation with full charity status. We rely on the generosity and great variety of skills volunteers can offer to keep our centre running. If you are interested in volunteering at the Hunter Wetlands Centre you can contact us to answer your enquiries via email We are always keen to welcome new volunteers and run regular Volunteer Inductions which you can book in with us on (02) 4951 6466




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If you require a copy of our Annual Report or Financial Reports, please contact us in writing.

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Hunter to Harbour History Tours presented by Nova Cruises, Hunter Wetlands Centre and  Newcastle Museum. 10am Depart, Lee Wharf Pontoon, Honeysuckle, Nova Cruise. Experience Newcastle's first collaborative tour and take in it's harbour history with three of Newcastle's key attractions Click here for more information. Bookings through Nova Cruises 0400 381 787 or go to Tours run the last Thursday of the month or group bookings by arrangement.


Spoonbill Cafe is open for dinner every Thursday and Friday evening through summer from 11th December to 27th March 2015  (Please note Spoonbill Cafe will not open for dinners 25th, 26th December and 1st & 2nd January. back on deck 8th January)


Summer Spotlight Prowls

Available Thursday and Friday evenings from 11th December to 27th March 2015. Tour only: $15 adults,  $45 family (2 adults + 2 children under 12yrs), $10 children under 12yrs. Family Dinner and Tour Packages available.  *Min number of 6 required for spotlight tours to go ahead. Bookings essential 4951 6466.


Canoe Tours 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month

Times vary according to tide. Call reception for details 4951 6466


Segway Tours every Sunday


Click here Annual Report 2013 pdf


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