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.
Australia’s oldest surviving timber slab building dating from the 1840s. Photo: S.GrattonRead more
Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in NSW is a great place for camping, walking, birdwatching and stargazing. Photo: I.OelandRead more
A unique collection of buildings, relics and sites from the 1872 gold rush. Photo: B.HlavicaRead more
Grave of Yurnigh, Aboriginal guide to explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell, includes carved trees and an inscribed headstone. Photo: S.WoodhallRead more