Blackbutt Reserve, Newcastle

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#1 of 15 in Parks in 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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  • This a credit to Newcastle. Fantastic underrated place with recently updated facilities and park areas. One or two exibits not occupied but great nonetheless  more »
  • Given this place has no entry fee (although donations are welcome and highly deserved) it is an excellent place to visit with the family. There is a large number of native animals at the reserve and s...  more »
  • Blackbutt never lets us down. Having grown up in the area, Blackbutt played a key of growing up. Coming back it is lovely to see how Blackbutt has kept up. Great covered eating areas and fantastic ani...  more »

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