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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  • The Park is very clean and well kept. And did it well, and our child too. There is much to see. If the livestock is humanely, I think there are worse things. It was not so bad. I would recommend it.
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  • Free entry. Animal enclosures and surroundings well kept. Staff gave an educational talk on koalas.By Bus 317 fare $4.20 each way about 20 mins per trip leaving Newcastle at 8,45am/9.57am/10.47am/11.5...  more »
  • We went to this reserve . It has walking trails for people who like bush walking. You can see Peacocks roaming freely and they can be very close to you just 10 metres away. There is section where inse...  more »
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