Blackbutt Reserve

Currently Closed
  • Address: Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, Australia
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-249043344
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature, Bird Watching

Spread over 182 hectares, the Blackbutt Reserve is a protected bush land full of nature trails, native birds and animals, picnic spots and lot of interactive and educational activities. Their wildlife exhibits are particularly popular, which allows an up-close viewing of the animals like the koalas, kangaroos, emus and a few native birds.

  • Entry is free.

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  • Blackbutt Reserve Address: Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, Australia
  • Blackbutt Reserve Contact Number: +61-249043344
  • Blackbutt Reserve Timing: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Blackbutt Reserve Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Blackbutt Reserve(preferred time): 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Blackbutt Reserve: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Newcastle include Blackbutt Reserve in their plan

  • 65.8% of people start their Blackbutt Reserve visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Blackbutt Reserve

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

94.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Blackbutt Reserve

People normally club together Hunter Wetlands Centre and Merewether Baths while planning their visit to Blackbutt Reserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Wow!!! This place we loved. Kids get to see wombats and koalas and emus and kangaroos and parrots and feed some of them. Here are sea turtles in the lake and he atmosphere is amazing. You pay only for parking!!! There is also a massive loan and a cool kids playground to spend the rest of the day. Bring picnic blanket and lunch and make it an all day event.

  • This is great place to take kids, plenty of animal exhibits to look at as well as nice lawns to relax on overlooking a duck pond with lots of turtles. In busy times the individual covered areas are booked out, but you can put up your own shelter and still use the bbq's. Great way to kill a whole morning or afternoon with family and friends :)

  • Easy paid parking, not overly expensive and for a good cause. Good picnic and electric BBQ facilities, but limited numbers so wise to book if coming on popular day or with lots of people. Nice little playground. Free animal exhibits are very good and absolutely worth it, but remember opening and closing times. Weekend animal shows such as the "nocturnal" feeding and reptile talk are well done by the staff ... short, informative and fun to see animals. Other than parking, this is all free and absolutely worthwhile for a couple of hours with the kids. Heaps of mosquitos, so bring the bug-off.

  • Great play area BBQ, lawns, Bush walks and free animal walk, parking $12 all day but the rest is free. You can get grass cones at the kisok to feed the emus. Awesome place.

  • This is a really great little spot. It's got really clean new picnic areas, a little playground, and a FREE zoo. I'm not really sure how it's funded but it's great. Has wombats and kittens birds of all sorts frogs lizards. The reptile feeding and information shows in the bird show or all paid but there a nominal fee. There's also kangaroos and echidnas in an enclosure on the other side and a big dam with ducks and turtles in it. Parking is $4 an hour which is a little steep but you're not paying for anything else while you're here so I'll let that slide. You can easily spend 2 hours here with kids anywhere between 2 and 12.

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