Hunter Wetlands National Park
Hunter Wetlands National Park is in Kooragang north of Newcastle. The island national park is based around a the Kooragang Wetlands is home to interesting historic and natural features. Enjoy boardwalks, river views, bike riding and picnicking.
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as at Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:09:54 +1100
Fire bans: Park Fire Bans
A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
- They're under direct control of an adult
- The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
- There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page
.Other planned events: Fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Hunter Wetlands National Park on Ash Island. The baiting program will run from Tuesday 1 October to Tuesday 24 December 2019. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park.
There will 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don't touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried Penalties apply for non-compliance
. Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in National Parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cars. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or 1300 072 757 after hours.