About the Hunter Branch
We undertake a variety of outdoor and conservation activities throughout the Hunter Region and surrounding areas. Activities are open to all members and visitors.
The Hunter Region includes an incredible variety of scenery and habitats, and some of Australia’s finest natural areas. Community pressure for their protection, particularly Barrington Tops and Myall Lakes, was a major factor in the early establishment of NPA as a State-wide organisation. An important milestone was the formation of the Hunter-Manning National Parks Association in November 1956.
The Hunter Region
The Hunter Region contains some of Australia’s finest natural areas, but is also one of the nation’s most important centres for economic activity. Consequently, there are significant pressures on the region’s natural areas from a variety of sources, including urban expansion, infrastructure corridors, resource extraction, invasive species and intensive recreational use.
PO Box 107, Adamstown 2289.
Our walks and activities are a great way to meet like-minded people, and to explore the natural wonders of the Hunter Region. We regularly visit well-known national parks, as well as other interesting but lesser known places that are not readily accessible to the general public. There is generally at least one walk each month, usually more.
Trips range in difficulty from easy to hard, and will suit people of all ages with a reasonable level of fitness. Both day and overnight walks are featured. We also hold introductory weekends for beginners, whilst many trips are suitable for families. The highlight of the year is our annual trip to Broughton Island, but places are very limited, so you need to book early.
Our Annual Barbeque and AGM is usually held on a Sunday in late October. Each year we choose a scenic bushland venue. There is usually an easy morning walk before the barbeque. Details are provided in our September email newsletter.
Awabakal Wildflower Walk
Nature News Hunter Region
Keep up-to-date with current conservation issues, events and outdoor activities through our monthly email newsletter Nature News Hunter Region. To subscribe, or to include notices, trip reports, photos, articles, book reviews or similar, please contact the Editor. Click here to download the latest edition of Nature News Hunter Region.
Our conservation activities seek to protect the Region’s natural values by influencing decisions made government agencies, local councils and others. This may involve written submissions, meetings with local MPs, letter and email campaigns. Matters dealt with include government policies, regional plans, major development proposals, and national park plans of management.
Parks within the region