Mean temperatures are projected to rise by 2 ºC by 2070. The greatest increases are being seen summer and spring. All models show there are no declines in mean temperatures across the Hunter.
Famous for its vineyards and wines, the Hunter Region includes significant natural areas such as Barrington Tops and is the home to the 'dinosaur tree', the Wollemi pine.
A historic town dating from 1839, with local art galleries, historical buildings, museum and surrounded by state forests. Photo: R.ConroyRead more
Montague Island Nature Reserve is home to hundreds of seals and more than 90 bird species. Photo: M.RossiRead more
Take this challenging bushwalk or mountain bike trail up to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko. Photo: M.van der VeerRead more
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre offers information on the Southern Highlands nature walks, wildlife and birdwatching. Photo: B.BoughtonRead more
The Davidson Whaling Station was one of the longest operating stations in Australia. Photo: J.YurasekRead more
The Montague Island lighthouse has operated since 1880, automated since 1987 it also now functions as a lighthouse museum. Photo: S.CohenRead more