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Hunter Estuary Wetlands Conservation - Get Involved!

Discover the natural values of the Hunter Estuary Wetlands and see how community volunteers are helping conserve the estuary. The video features Hunter Wetlands Centre, Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, BirdLife Australia, HBOC, Australian Plants Society, KooraGang Landcare, Hunter LLS, NPWS, CVA. It stars local legends Liz and Chris Herbert, Mick Roderick, Boyd Carney, Jo Erskine, Ken Conway, Stacey Maill, Bea Brooks, Peggy Svoboda, Kevin Stokes, Paddy Lightfoot, Kevin Stokes and Louise Duff.


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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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2015 Diary

Saturday 21st March. Jesmond Lions Club and Spoonbill Cafe are holding the Inaugural High Tea Fundraiser at the Spoonbill Cafe - 3pm. For Bookings phone Jenny Aitchison 0490 332 559 or Jenny Forsyth 0421 461 841. For more information - Click Here!


Thursday 2nd April. Fundraiser Movie Premier - SpongeBob SquarePants; Sponge Out of Water 3D. Event Cinema's, Glendale. For more details Click Here!


Wednesday 15th April. School Holiday Fun Activities. Bush Skills Adventure; Wriggley Wetlands Day; Magpie Geese Feeding & Tank talks daily! For more information - Click Here


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 until the 27th March 2015. For bookings call 4951 6466


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.


Segway Tours every Sunday


Click here Annual Report 2013 pdf


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