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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  • August 13, 2017
    It is always wonderful to find new adventures when the kids are feeling like they need to get out. Parents too. Awesome experience. Great park. And its free! Pay a couple bucks to park and enjoy. All ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Took our 1 year old to black but to see the birds and he loved it. The ducks came up to him. The facilities have been upgraded great for a BBQ or party  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Kids are always wrapped to visit Blackbutt, with its close encounters with many animals, playgrounds, picnic areas etc Blackbutt is a must for those with kids  more »

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