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.

Koala talk held at 2pm daily, reptile show is 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.

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