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Hunter Wetlands Centre

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Open Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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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 22 July 2018
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
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  • Average14%
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“wild flowers”(2 reviews)
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 1 week ago

It is a very pleasant walk around the wetlands. The gardens are well maintained and there are spaces to sit and rest as well as barbecues. The cafe has basic food and coffee but is not inspiring.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WendyH1848
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A quiet, tranquil place. Just kick back and watch the birds and the world go by. Really worth it.i would go back.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank waynew161
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Great place to take visitors to Newcastle to see some lovely birdlife and have a stroll. Take insect repellant and enjoy!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tes108
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I went to my niece's wedding at the Wetlands last weekend. It was wonderful. The volunteer staff were so good. While the weather wasn't great, we were under cover and the background was stunning ( just remember a jacket). It was like being in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Megan T
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Wished we had more time to spare. The walks around the wetlands are rewarding with views over the lakes, close up views of the bird life and wild flowers. Really good meal at the cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RoyOz2016
Reviewed 1 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Blue M
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank N1648FOdavid
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bob L
Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wendywM2675SJ
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Narelle J
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