Overview

Famous for its vineyards and wines, the Hunter Region includes significant natural areas such as Barrington Tops, plus Aboriginal rock art, historic homesteads and coal-mining heritage sites.


Hunter region map

Air quality Last updated at 8:00 am, 8 April 2020 AEST

The Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network (UHAQMN) is the regional air quality monitoring network in the Upper Hunter Region.

  • Lower Hunter Very Good
  • Central Coast Very Good

Climate change

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.


Featured threatened species

Common name
Regent Honeyeater

Scientific name
Anthochaera phrygia

Status in NSW
Critically Endangered

Commonwealth status
Critically Endangered

The Regent Honeyeater is a striking and distinctive, medium-sized, black and yellow honeyeater with a sturdy, curved bill. Adults weigh 35 - 50 grams, are 20 - 24 cm long and have a wings-pan of 30 cm. Its head, neck, throat, upper breast and bill are black and the back and lower breast are pale lemon in colour with a black scalloped pattern. Its flight and tail feathers are edged with bright yellow. 


Beaches

Pollution forecast for:

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beaches

Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!

beaches

Pollution is possible, take care.

beaches

Pollution is likely, avoid swimming today!

THINGS TO DO & SEE

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Mungo National Park

Explore World Heritage Mungo National Park, home of the famous Mungo Lady and Mungo Man, a place rich in Aboriginal history. Photo: D.Fuchs

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Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track

Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track offers Aboriginal rock art and birdwatching in Gundabooka National Park. Photo:D.Finnegan

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Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps/Baiame's Ngunnhu

These Aboriginal fish traps are the largest and oldest known in Australia. Photo: B.Hanna

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Kinchega Woolshed Menindee

The vast size of this historic woolshed, built in 1875, provides some striking insights into NSW’s rural past. Photo: J.Spencer

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Palace Hotel Broken Hill

Visit Mario's Palace Hotel, a film location from 'Priscilla - Queen of the Desert'. Photo: Destination NSW

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