Hunter Wetlands National Park Kayak Tours

 Visitors and locals to Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley Region will delight at the incredible diversity of the region as they paddle through the mangrove forests and explore the unique waterways of The Hunter Wetlands National Park. Our kayak eco-tours are conducted in the Hunter River around Fullerton Cove, Kooragang Island and Ash Island which abounds with natural flora and fauna. In particular this RAMSAR listed wetland has a high number of migrating birds, with over 30 known species visiting annually and is Australia's largest coastal estuarine wetland. Most afternoons White Bellied Sea Eagles can be observed, either in flight or in the canopy of the mangrove forest and in the summer months migrating birds are seen feeding on the mud flats. The best way to explore the Hunter Wetlands without disturbance to the wildlife is by kayak. A paddler can quietly glide along the shallow creeks for hours and celebrate this beautiful and unique place without ever leaving a trace of their passing.


 

Newcastle kayak tours
Hunter Wetlands National Park - kayaking tours

Smiths Island Adventure - Day Tour

Our most popular kayak tour for visitors to Newcastle and the Hunter Region explores the main islands and migratory bird areas of the Hunter Wetlands National Park.

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Kayaks and Safety Gear included
  • Morning/Afternoon Tea
  • Lesson before departure
  • Migratory Wetland Birds (in season)
  • White Bellied Sea Eagles
Kayaking in the Hunter Wetlands National Park - Newcastle, NSW

Explore Dunn's Creek - Day Tour

Our Dunn's Creek kayak tour explores a little known tributary of the Hunter River and passes through migratory bird areas of the Hunter Wetlands National Park.

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Kayaks and Safety Gear included
  • Morning/Afternoon Tea
  • Lesson before departure
  • Migratory Wetland Birds (in season)
  • White Bellied Sea Eagles
kayakers view the wreck of the Goolwa, Hunter River
Kayak Eco Tours, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie

River Explorer [2 hours]

Popular kayak tour for visitors to Newcastle and the Hunter Region with limited time, explores Ash Island and the South Arm of the Hunter River.

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Kayaks and Safety Gear included
  • Lesson before departure
  • View an old shipwreck
  • White Bellied Sea Eagles in flight
  • River Islands and wetlands
Kayakers paddle Cobban Creek - Hunter Wetlands near Newcastle,NSW
Kayaking in Cobban Creek - Hunter Wetlands National Park

Cobban Creek [2hours]

Little known and rarely visited, Cobban Creek is a great little secret of the Hunter River. A Delightful kayak tour for those without a lot of time.

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Kayaks and Safety Gear included
  • Lesson before departure
  • Wetland Birds
  • Only accessible by kayak
  • The path less travelled