Guided Canoe Tour of the Hunter Wetlands


Participants will experience the rich biodiversity of the RAMSAR-listed Hunter Estuary as they glide through the mangrove-fringed Ironbark Creek and its tributaries on this guided tour.

Paddling the tranquil waterways, they will spot wetlands wildlife such as egrets, kingfishers, and ospreys while learning about the history and ecology of this unique environment. After enjoying a warm winter snack, the tour will continue on foot through the rainforest and marshland. This is a unique opportunity to visit parts of the Hunter that are only accessible by water.

The Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is a RAMSAR-listed site of international importance. With eight distinct wetland environments, it attracts more than 200 bird species, including threatened species such as the black-necked stork and magpie geese. The tranquil waters and trails of the wetlands are a haven for people and wildlife in the heart of Newcastle.

As a not-for-profit organization, all proceeds go back into the conservation and rehabilitation of the site.

Please note, that prior paddling experience and general fitness are required. Participants must be capable of paddling for up to two hours and walking approximately two kilometres. Children must be over three years old and accompanied and supervised by their adult guardian at all times.

  • 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland, 2307
  • 20 July 2024
  • All tickets - $20 to $30
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