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.

Nearby events

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    Sunday 17 February 2019 to Sunday 17 March 2019 , Newcastle

    Surfest Newcastle Australia is Australia's biggest festival of surfing and provides a wide array of action in-and-out of the water for both locals and visitors. The 2019 festival will see 11 different surfing events with more than 800…

    17 Feb - 17 Mar
  2. Newcastle City Farmers Market

    Sunday 17 February 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 , Newcastle

    Newcastle City Farmers Market is a showcase of the best and freshest produce and gourmet delights from the local farmers and makers. At the weekly farmers market you not only get to meet the maker and the farmer, you can ask about how and…

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