Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve occupies approximately 182 hectares of land, six kilometres from Newcastle city centre. It offers visitors many opportunities to link recreational activities and environmental education with conservation and research programs.

Blackbutt Reserve is an undulating natural environment consisting of peaceful picnic settings with electric and wood fire barbecues, open spaces, nature trails, and a diverse range of habitats and ecosystems. It also features wildlife exhibits which are modern, spacious and allow close viewing of the animals, including koalas, wombats, native birds, emus and kangaroos.

Daily wildlife feeding, reptile show held at 11am on weekends and daily in school holidays. Tickets available at the kiosk for the reptile show.

Call in to the Blackbutt Kiosk for information during your visit or to purchase tea and coffee, drinks, snacks, and a range of Australian souvenirs.

Nearby events

  1. Stormcellar

    Friday 26 April 2019 , Newcastle

    Join Stormcellar for a night of blues and roots and folk and country and rock, Yep home brewed and percolated piping hot and heavily caffeinated! Tunes from across their back catalogue all for you to chill out, escape the world and get on…

    26 Apr
  2. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Newcastle

    On the last Saturday of April at 10 am local time worldwide, events begin, starting in the earliest time zones of Samoa mass Tai Chi and Qigong sessions and exhibitions are held that are free and open to the public. Then, as the planet…

    27 Apr