Hunter Wetlands National Park Plan of Management

Hunter Wetlands National Park covers 4549 hectares in the lower estuarine reaches of the Hunter River, north of Newcastle. The lands are in the traditional Country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples.

9 April 2020
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 978-1-922318-76-3
  • ID EES20200152
  • File PDF 2.7MB
  • Pages 57
  • Name hunter-wetlands-national-park-plan-of-management-200152.pdf

The park is part of a green corridor stretching from the Watagan Ranges through to Hexham Swamp and Port Stephens. The wetland system in the park is listed under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and is of exceptional conservation value. It contains the second largest area of mangroves in New South Wales and extensive areas of coastal saltmarsh. The plan of management will support the protection of these significant environmental assets. This park was not affected by the 2019-20 bushfires.

The park is important to the Newcastle community as a free, accessible, recreational park for uses such as walking, birdwatching, cycling and fishing. As well as supporting wetland restoration, the plan will enable upgrades of walking tracks and the development of cycling trails.

This is the first Plan of Management for this park.