Hunter Wetlands Centre

4.3433 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 412 Sandgate Rd, Shortland, Newcastle, New South Wales 2307, Australia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 61-249516466
  • Ticket Price: 5 AUD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids

It wasn’t until the 1980’s the Hunter Wetlands was a marshy dumping ground and later a part of it got converted into a football ground for the Hamilton Rugby Club. Today, the Wetlands Centre is regarded as one of the best preservation initiatives on a global level. Home to over 200 animals and birds, a visit to the Hunter Wetlands Centre is sure to take up a considerable chunk of your day. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Hunter Wetlands Centre

  • All tickets (children over 5)- $ 5
  • School Holiday Special(Children 5 - 12yrs)- $ 2
  • Pre-schoolers 3 - 5yrs  (under 3yrs FREE)- $ 2
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children 12)- $ 15
  • Group entry (minimum 10 people)- $ 4/ person
  • Essential Carers assisting disabled visitors (must present carers card)- Free

How to Reach Hunter Wetlands Centre

  • Bus 106 or 107

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  • Hunter Wetlands Centre Address: 412 Sandgate Rd, Shortland, Newcastle, New South Wales 2307, Australia
  • Hunter Wetlands Centre Contact Number: 61-249516466
  • Hunter Wetlands Centre Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Hunter Wetlands Centre Price: 5 AUD
  • Best time to visit Hunter Wetlands Centre(preferred time): 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Hunter Wetlands Centre: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 76.91% of people who visit Newcastle include Hunter Wetlands Centre in their plan

  • 86.78% of people start their Hunter Wetlands Centre visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Hunter Wetlands Centre

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hunter Wetlands Centre

People normally club together Oakvale Farm And Fauna World and Blackbutt Reserve while planning their visit to Hunter Wetlands Centre.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Hunter Wetlands Centre Reviews & Ratings

  • Needs a lot of work and improvement. Facilities are dated, and most of the centre is not maintained in any form. Shame that this natural beauty is not showcased or presented well at all. Most paths are definitely not suitable for prams, with uneven surfaces and large tree branches strewn across almost all of the paths. Disappointing, but hopeful that this can one day be a great place for kids and adults alike.

  • Great day! Native plant sale on Thursday mornings, great feed & lovely service at cafe, lovely variety of bush and water birds, didn't see any speckled ducks. Next time would love to do canoe tour. Golly though, we need some rain. Yikes.

  • The bridge has been closed now for quite a number of years. The wall has moved then mended. Beautiful trees and landscape down river.A picturesque drive can be undertaken around the lake, whilst the dam itself is easily accessed out of Albury . Spectacular to look at, one is able to walk across the dam wall and also view the hydro electricity plant from outside.

  • Great place to take a walk on a sunny day. Soak in the natural environment that has been growing over the past few decades. There is a really good playground for kids plus they can run around and explore the little detours. Relax and see the ducks.

  • Such a nice walk around. Learning from our guide you realize just how much impact no water/rain has on the things that is needed for bird life. Lovely cafe area and big play area for kids.

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