The Hunter Wetlands

Welcome to our wetlands. Wetlands are hugely important as sources of water and the life that it supports. There's always lots to see at wetlands, so have a look and see what you might find!


Explore these resources from the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and find out more about The Hunter Region and its biomes.

Additional Resources:


Brochures, Factsheets, Booklets


Visit Kooragang wetlands - Ash Island map and visitor info 

Threatened Fauna of the Hunter & Midcoast - Australasian Bittern

Cattai Wetlands self guided wetland walk – WETLANDS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED


Website links

Hunter Wetlands Centre - There’s always lots to do and see at Hunter Wetlands Centre. Take a walk or ride your bike around the site; book a tour or go canoeing. Kids can have fun at the Discovery Playground, try dip-netting and meet some of our birds and reptiles. Eat at our Café, bring a picnic or use the BBQ facilities
Belmont Wetlands state park
 -  Belmont Wetlands State Park is a large area of natural bushland, sand dunes and wetlands nestled on the coast at Lake Macquarie near Redhead and Belmont. It is popular with walkers, 4WD vehicles and bird watchers
Hunter Wetlands National Park website -  a wildlife sanctuary near Newcastle with family-friendly walking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching.
Myall Lakes National Park website - north of Newcastle offers great walking, kayaking and fishing opportunities. You can camp out or stay in heritage listed accommodation.


Bittern Or Bust game and quiz

Call to Action

Tangaro Blue Marine Debris - get involved in litter clean ups

Wetland Creation