Pambalong Nature Reserve

Pambalong Nature Reserve covers 34 hectares on the western side of the of the M1 motorway, approximately 20 kilometres north-west of Newcastle. The reserve was created in December 2000 over former farmland acquired by the then Roads and Traffic Authority during construction of the motorway.

The reserve is a freshwater wetland at the western edge of Hexham Swamp, and is an integral part of a chain of wetland reserves that includes the internationally significant Ramsar-listed Hunter Estuary Wetlands.