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Hunter Wetlands Centre

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great attraction, spoiled only by the cafe provider!

Some may have seen my negative review of a couple of weeks back. If so, disregard it, as I've... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob L
shoal bay
Relaxed day out at The Wetlands

Enjoyable experience with 3 children and our son loved chatting to Paleontologist Mike during the... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Narelle J
via mobile
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The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a Ramsar listed wetlands of international importance located only 10 mins from the heart of Newcastle. An amazing story of community spirit that has rehabilitated a degraded wetlands, dumpsite and abandoned sporting...more
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1 Wetlands Place, Newcastle, New South Wales 2307, Australia
+61 2 4951 6466
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a former water quality scientist, I became very aware of the role of wetlands to the health of ecosystems, water and wildlife in particular. This centre on the outskirts of Newcastle does a great job. Including the education centre and National Parks involvement, it...More

Thank Blue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the wetlands was a great place to visit the picnic areas and bird life were better than expected. the tracks were level good for wheelchair access or just riding the bikes. The various ponds and birds around these ponds was amazing. The kids had a...More

Thank N1648FOdavid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some may have seen my negative review of a couple of weeks back. If so, disregard it, as I've deleted it following immediate response and a courteous explanation by the lovely Jess from the centre. I had criticised the inaccuracy of the advertised entry fees,...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I took 6 and 4 year old grandkids on Saturday of school holidays. Wonderful place to visit for families with lots for the kids to get interested in, but I imagine anyone who is keen on nature would have a great day...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable experience with 3 children and our son loved chatting to Paleontologist Mike during the Dinosaur exhibition. Bring a picnic or enjoy the cafe for lunch!

Thank Narelle J
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The bird life on the lake was amazing, photographers Dream, the Swans and baby ducklings were just delightful, lovely walk around The wetlands we got lost a little, maybe more signs would help, sitting overlooking the lake our lunch was so fresh and well presented,...More

1  Thank regel2n
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Provided you are fit enough to walk a couple of km you can find lots of birds to photograph at almost any time of the year. Spring obviously offers more breeding activity. Don't forget the insect repellant in summer.

1  Thank Roy K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited the wetlands centre as a school holiday activity. It is great to be out in nature and the kids had a wonderful time. You can even get a net and catch tadpoles if that takes your fancy.

1  Thank JacquiMummy
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We attended a birthday party and the setting in the wetlands was excellent. The food and service was well done and the manager was professional and look after the event very well. We went for a walk and really enjoyed the birdlife.

Thank Reinhold F
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Our city of Newcastle would benefit form more reserved green spaces like the Hunter Wetlands Centre. Great job staff and volunteers.

1  Thank HeathNSW
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