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Blackbutt Reserve, Newcastle

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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.
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  • This is a wonderful place to enjoy with the children and when I discovered this place I was surprised to learn that there was no admission fee. There is a play area on the way into the park which is g...  more »
  • Black but the has extensive parklands. They have an area where you can see some Australian animals and a daily reptile show. During the school holidays kids can be a ranger for the day. There are also...  more »
  • A free zoo that includes parklands, nature & a beautiful lagoon! Absolutely loved this place! Every visit to Newcastle I'll come back here. Great for families as well as there is undercover tables & a...  more »