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.
Convict-built ocean baths hewn out of a rock face for the personal use of Major James Morisset in 1819. Photo: Newcastle TourismRead more
Serve some time discovering the Maitland Gaol, hear stories of prisoners and daring escapes. Photo: Maitland City CouncilRead more
Spend the day riding your mountain bike on the trails in Glenrock State Conservation Area near Newcastle. Photo: S.SursokRead more
The site of convict coalmines and Newcastle's maritime signalling station during the 1800s. Photo: S.WattersRead more
Aeroplane Hill walking track has wildlife and wetlands in the sub-alpine region of Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: J.SpencerRead more
Explore the walking tracks, beaches and Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages in Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: J.SpencerRead more