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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  • Great family outing for kids, parents and grandparents. Gorgeous grounds that have been recently renovated with top notch modern bathrooms that were sparkling clean. Large playground with a variety of...  more »
  • Blackbutt is a wonderful place for a family picnic or birthday party. You can pre-book one of the shelters for a small fee. Although entry to the park is free, if you park in the closest car park you ...  more »
  • This is only two kilometers from our home, this afternoon finally, take a trip, here is a very interesting place, especially the sprouting of the koala, here is a lot of parents to bring children to play and picnic places.
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