Blackbutt Reserve, Newcastle

Blackbutt Reserve provides a nature escape from Newcastle. Located in the southwest corner of the suburb of New Lambton, this reserve offers 182 hectares (450 acres) of bushland, nature trails, and recreational facilities. Visit the wildlife exhibits, including ones displaying the Australian king parrot, the brush-tailed rock wallaby, and the eastern long-necked turtle. Hug a koala at Koala Encounters and enjoy a picnic at one of the four picnic areas. Kids can enjoy the onsite playground, and the barbecue area makes a fine place for a picnic. The parking lot can fill on weekends, so try to arrive early if you drive there on a Saturday or Sunday. Put Blackbutt Reserve on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Newcastle day trip planning website .
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  • If you are in Newcastle Blackbutt Reserve is a must do for all ages accessible for everyone to get around. Plenty of affordable parking available. Great for parties and one of the best playgrounds in ...  more »
  • Great couple of hours to see the animals and run off some energy. Free except for parking and additional $3 to see the reptile show. Will organise a picnic or BBQ next visit and stay longer. Play grou...  more »
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