Belmont Wetlands was established in 2005 as the 10th State Park in New South Wales. The former BHP site, which adjoins the Pacific Ocean between Belmont and Redhead south of Newcastle, is now under management of a Community Trust Board that will plan and direct the remediation and improvement of the Belmont reserve to ensure environmental values are sustained and public access is improved.
Belmont Wetlands State Park comprises seven coastal wetlands, some of which drain into Lake Macquarie. It features the largest single open water wetland in Lake Macquarie and is fed by an extensive wetland system from the north and north east.
Bordering the South Pacific Ocean are extensive sand dunes fringed by forest. This 514 ha site is host to a diverse range of over 170 species of native wildlife.
Belmont Wetlands also has sites of value to our cultural heritage, with evidence of Aboriginal occupation and early European settlement.
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Accommodation is NOT available at Belmont Wetlands State Park NSW.
Alternatively, you can find camping and caravan parks around Belmont Wetlands Park NSW.
Flora and fauna
Belmont Wetlands State Park NSW holds a range of important environments, from coastal wetlands with their abundance of wildlife, to rare examples of coastal woodlands; housing over 113 bird species, and a number of rare plant species. The Belmont Wetlands area is important for maintaining both local and regional biodiversity, offering a range of habitat types which support a rich mix of plant and animal species dependent on the area for their survival. Over 113 bird species make the area home, as well as threatened wildlife species, and a number of rare and endangered plant species are found in the wetlands.
A new Landcare grouop, Friends of the Wetlands Park, has already made significant inroads in the regeneration of a 600m long section at one of the northern entry points to the state park at Kallaroo Road. We encourage you to join this exciting community venture. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.