Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Greater Newcastle  /  Newcastle  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve, Newcastle

(550+ reviews on the web)
Wildlife Area
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. Plan your visit to Blackbutt Reserve and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Newcastle trip builder.
map
Create a full Newcastle itinerary

Plan your trip to Newcastle

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Newcastle by other users

54 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Newcastle BY A USER FROM BOLIVIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in New South Wales BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 53 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Newcastle BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in New South Wales BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Victoria, Queensland & New South Wales BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I found it a great place to visit for young and old.There was a grassy area that kids could run around,have a picnic,kick a ball and just to chill out. We got see a range of Australian animals in thei...  more »
  • A wonderful place for a young family and grandparents to kick back and enjoy the picnic areas the free to look at animals etc. plenty of room for 3 energetic grandies to burn off energy.  more »
  • A beautiful place to visit for all adults and children. A good variety of animals to see and feed. Wombats are huge and great to see if you get them awake. A nice walk around animal enclosures. Also a...  more »