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 4:00 pm, 23 January 2020 AEST

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

  • Lower Hunter Fair
  • Central Coast Fair

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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Montague Island Lightstation

The Montague Island lighthouse has operated since 1880, automated since 1987 it also now functions as a lighthouse museum. Photo: S.Cohen

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Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

Take this challenging bushwalk or mountain bike trail up to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko. Photo: M.van der Veer

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Montague Island Nature Reserve

Montague Island Nature Reserve is home to hundreds of seals and more than 90 bird species. Photo: M.Rossi

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Davidson Whaling Station

The Davidson Whaling Station was one of the longest operating stations in Australia. Photo: J.Yurasek

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Braidwood

A historic town dating from 1839, with local art galleries, historical buildings, museum and surrounded by state forests. Photo: R.Conroy

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Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre offers information on the Southern Highlands nature walks, wildlife and birdwatching. Photo: B.Boughton

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